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How to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

In my previous post, I have talked about different ways to open Command Prompt in Windows 10.

In this post, we will see five different ways to open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10.

The Command Prompt with Administrator privileges is known as "Elevated Command Prompt."

Some commands (for instance: sfc) only run in Elevated Command Prompt. If you want to run those commands, you need to use Elevated Command Prompt.

Without any delay, let's see the different ways to do this task.

Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

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    Open Start Menu and then type "cmd" (without double quotes).
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    Now, you can see "Command Prompt" in the search results.
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    Right click on it and then click on "Run as administrator."
Run as administrator option

Now, you can see the Elevated Command Prompt.

In the title at the top, you can see "Administrator: Command Prompt." The "Administrator" in the title states that the Command Prompt is opened as an Administrator.

Administrator Command Prompt
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    Launch Task Manager. Click File > Run new task.
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    In the "Create new task" box, type "cmd" (without double quotes) and then select "Create this task with administrative privileges."
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    Now, press "Enter."
Cmd in the Create new task box with administrative privileges selected

When you press Windows key + X, you can see Power User Menu.

Within that menu, you can see "Windows PowerShell" and "Windows PowerShell (Admin)" options.

Windows 10 has the option to replace them with "Command Prompt" and "Command Prompt (Admin)" options.

If you wish to replace PowerShell with Command Prompt, then check out this guide.

If you have already done that, open Power User Menu.

Click on "Command Prompt (Admin)" option.

Command Prompt (Admin) option in Power User Menu

Click on "Yes" in UAC popup, and it will open Command Prompt as Administrator.

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    Open Start Menu. Find and click "Windows System" folder.
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    Within that folder, you can see "Command Prompt."
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    Right-click on it. Select More > Run as administrator.
Run as administrator option to open Command Prompt as Administrator
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    In the UAC popup, click "Yes."
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    Go to C > Windows > System32 folder.
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    Find and right-click on "cmd" file. Click on "Run as administrator."
Run as administrator option in context menu
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    In the UAC popup, click "Yes" button.

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