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    Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

    Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8
    How to Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 8
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    How to Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 8


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    A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

    This tutorial will show you how to open an elevated command prompt that will run as administrator with full administrator rights in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to open an elevated command prompt.


    EXAMPLE: Elevated Command Prompt

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    OPTION ONE
    Open Elevated Command Prompt from Win+X Power Users Tasks Menu

    1.
    Open the Power User Tasks Menu, and click/tap on Command Prompt (Admin). (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: See also: Power User Tasks Menu - Show Command Prompt or PowerShell

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    OPTION TWO
    To "Open Command Prompt Here as administrator"

    NOTE: This option allows you to open a command prompt that opens to the location of the selected folder or drive.

    1.
    In File Explorer, select or open a folder or drive that you want to open the command prompt at that location for, click/tap on the File tab on the Ribbon, and click/tap on Open command prompt as administrator. (see screenshots below)

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    OPTION THREE
    Open an Elevated Command Prompt from Task Manager


    Note   Note
    If you are signed in as a standard user, then this will open an unelevated command prompt.

    If you are signed in as an administrator, then this will open an elevated command prompt.


    1. Open Task Manager with more details.

    2. Click/tap on File (menu bar), then press and hold the CTRL key and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)

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    OPTION FOUR
    Open an Elevated Command Prompt from Search Apps

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to search for cmd.exe.

    2. Search for CMD from Start Screen

    A) While on your Start screen, start typing cmd, and go to step 4 below.

    3. Search for CMD from Search Apps

    A) Open the Charms bar, and click/tap on Search, and go to step 4 below.
    NOTE: You could also press the Windows + Q to open Search.

    4. Do step 5 or 6 below for what Windows 8 you have.


    5. In Windows 8 or Windows RT, type cmd in the search flyout. (see screenshot below)

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    A) In the search results on the left side, right click or press and hold on Command Prompt, and click/tap on Run as administrator in the application bar at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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    6. In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, type cmd in the search flyout, right click or press and hold on Command Prompt in the search results, and click/tap on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)

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    OPTION FIVE
    Open an Elevated Command Prompt from File Explorer

    1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer), and navigate to the file below. (see screenshot below)

    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

    2. Right click or press and hold on cmd.exe, and click/tap on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    There is one more method. In Desktop view On the bottom right hand side of the screen Right click you'll have an option "Command Prompt (Admin)"

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    1. Press Win+X (in any window) and you have an admin option in the list
    2. Right click on cmd in All Apps and you also get the admin option.
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    Hannover, Germany
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    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    Now how do we set it so that it ALWAYS opens as elevated, I am the only user of my home PC, and I trust me I think
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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)


    Hello MisterApathy,

    Using OPTION ONE in the tutorial above would be the easiest way to do so, but you could also create an elevated command prompt shortcut using the tutorial below if you like.

    Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Here is the way I do it - manually:

    a) pin cmd to the taskbar
    b) follow the numbers on the pictures

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    Ummmm.


    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    There is one more method. In Desktop view On the bottom right hand side of the screen Right click you'll have an option "Command Prompt (Admin)"
    Ummmmm...... that was the first one.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I just created a shortcut to cmd.exe in System32 & did the Advanced option for Administrator.---


    Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums


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    Then I put it on the Taskbar---

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    That's how I did it.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Oct 2014 at 17:32. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Right-click the Start icon in the bottom left-hand corner and select "Command Prompt (Admin)."
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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)


    Quote Originally Posted by jbuckets4 View Post
    Right-click the Start icon in the bottom left-hand corner and select "Command Prompt (Admin)."
    Yep, that's Option One.
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