This post will show you how to open an elevated command prompt with administrator rights (Run as administrator). We will go over creating a shortcut and opening the command prompt from the start menu.
Create an “Elevated Command Prompt” Shortcut
- The process described below is for Windows 7, but can be applied to Windows 8 as well.
- You may be prompted to click on “Yes” or enter the administrator account’s password depending on the systems UAC Settings
First we need to create the shortcut. Right click on an empty space on the desktop and click onÂ New (1) thenÂ Shortcut (2)