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Why can't I run Command Prompt as Administrator?

  1. #1

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    Why can't I run Command Prompt as Administrator?

    I want to enable Safe Mode in my Laptop and to do that I need to run Command Prompt as an administrator. But when I right click on command Prompt and select Run as Administrator, nothing happens. I tried this about 5 times with no results.
    Please help me!

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  2. #2

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    W7 Home Premium 32bit

    Try creating a fresh shortcut.
    Right-click the desktop - New - Shortcut.
    In text box, type cmd - then hit Next. Name it Elevated (so you know you've applied admin privileges).
    Finish - Now right-click this shortcut - Properties - Shortcut - Advanced - check off "Run as Administrator" - OK

    Try that out to see if it works for you.
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  3. #3

    Your account is in the admin group, correct?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    @pscowboy That worked!!! Great thanks a lot for replying guys!
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  5. #5

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,181
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Right click the Start Button in the bottom left corner of your desktop. There is a choice Command Prompt (admin). See if that works.

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