Much of the Time, opening the command prompt as a regular user is all you need. Sometimes, though, you’ll need to open the command prompt as an administrator.
so that you can run commands that require administrative privileges.
Windows offers a lot of different ways to open the command prompt, and with a lot of those methods, you can also open the command prompt with admin privileges.
we’ve shown you previously how to do this in windows 7 and vista.
so here we’re going to focus on three quick ways.
you can open the CMD with admin privileges in windows 8 and 10.
Option One: Use the Start Menu
you can also open an administrative command prompt using just the start menu (or Start screen in Windows 8).
hit start, type “command,” and you’ll see “cmd” listed as the main result. Right-click that result and choose “Run as administrator.”
when you launch the CMD with admin privileges.
you’ll likely see a “user account control” window asking for permission to continue. go ahead and click “yes.”
once you’ve got the “administrator: command prompt” you can run any command, whether it requires administrative privileges or not.
Option Two: Use the Run Command Prompt
if you’re used to using the “run” box to open apps.
you can use that to launch a Cmd with admin privileges. press windows+R to open the “run” Box. Type “cmd” into the box and then press ctrl+shift+enter to run the command as an administrator.
Option Three: Use the Power Users (Windows+X) Menu
both windows 8 and 10 offer a power users menu that you can access by pressing windows+x.
just right-Clicking the start button. on the power users menu, choose “CMD ( admin).”
if you see PowerShell instead of command prompt on the powers users menu, that’s a switch that came about with the creator’s update for windows 10.
it’s very easy to switch back to showing the CMD on the power users menu if you want, or you can give PowerShell a try.
you can do pretty much everything in the power shell.
that you can do in the Cmd plus a lot of other useful things.
this article is originally written by issue is real.