Windows PowerShell - Open Elevated in Windows 8

How to Open an Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration.

For more information and usage about Windows PowerShell, see:

This tutorial will show you how to open an elevated "Windows PowerShell" that will run as administrator with full administrator rights in Windows 8 and 8.1.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to open an elevated Windows PowerShell.


EXAMPLE: Elevated Windows PowerShell
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OPTION ONE
To "Open Elevated Windows PowerShell Here"

NOTE: This option allows you to open Windows PowerShell 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 Windows PowerShell at that location for. (see screenshot below)​
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2. Click/tap on the File tab on the ribbon, and click/tap on Open Windows PowerShell and on Open Windows PowerShell as administrator. (see screenshot below)​
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OPTION TWO
Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Task Manager

1. Open Task Manager with more details.​
2. Click/tap on File (menu bar), and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)​
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3. Type powershell, check the Create this task with administrative privileges box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
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OPTION THREE
Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Search Apps

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to search for cmd.exe.​
2. Search for Windows PowerShell from Start Screen
A) From the Start screen, start typing powershell, and go to step 4 below.​
3. Search for Windows PowerShell 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. In the Search flyout, type powershell. (see screenshot below)​
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5. In the search results on the left side, right click or press and hold on Windows PowerShell, and click/tap on Run as administrator in the application bar at the bottom. (see screenshot below)​
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OPTION FOUR
Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer, navigate to the file below, and run/open it. (see screenshot below)​
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
2. Right click or press and hold on powershell.exe, and click/tap on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)​
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That's it,
Shawn


 

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