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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How to Open a Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7



Information
This tutorial will show you how to open a elevated command prompt with administrator rights (Run as administrator) instead of the default command prompt without administrator rights in Windows 7. This tutorial is not applicable to windows XP




EXAMPLE: 

Elevated Command Prompt

NOTE: 
Notice how the elevated command prompt opens to C:\Windows\System32 and not C:\Users\(user name) as the default command prompt without administrator rights.



Here's How:
1. Use a Elevated Command Prompt shortcut.

OR

2. Open the Start Menu.

3. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator. (See screen shot below)



OR

4. Open the Start Menu.

5. In the Start Menu search box area, type cmd and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

OR

6. Open the Start Menu.

7. In the Start Menu search box area type cmd, then right click on cmd (at top), and click on Run as administrator. (See screen shot below)



Tip
If you are in a administrator account and get a log in prompt after doing any of the above steps, then click on the Cancel button and repeat the above step again. This will only do this for the very first time you try to open a elevated command prompt in Windows 7.
If you are in a standard account, then you will need to type in the administrator's password to elevate the command prompt.


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