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How to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

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

Windows PowerShell with Administrator privileges is known as "Elevated Windows PowerShell."

In this post, we will see eight different ways to open Elevated PowerShell in Windows 10. Let's see what they are.

Open Elevated PowerShell in Windows 10

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    Right click on "Start" button and then select "Windows Powershell (Admin)."
Windows PowerShell (Admin)

Now, you can see Windows PowerShell. In the title, you can see "Administrator" which states that the PowerShell is opened as Administrator.

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    Open Run Command.
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    Type "powershell" (without double quotes) and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
Powershell command in Run Command
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    In the UAC popup, click "Yes."
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    Open Start Menu. Find and click "Windows PowerShell" folder.
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    Now, you can see "Windows PowerShell." Right-click on it. You can see "Run as Administrator" option.
Run as Administrator option
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    Click on it. Click "Yes" button in the UAC popup.
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    Open Start Menu. Type "powershell" (without double quotes).
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    Now, you can see "Windows PowerShell" in the search results.
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    Right-click on it and you can see "Run as administrator."
Run as administrator option showing while right-clicking on Windows PowerShell in search results
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    Click on it. In the UAC popup, click "Yes."
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    Open Task Manager. Now, click File > Run new task.
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    In the Create new task box, type "powershell" (without double quotes) and then select "Create this task with administrative privileges."
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    Press "Enter" key.
Powershell command in the Create new task box with Create this task with Administrative privileges option selected
Start powershell command in Elevated Command Prompt

It will open PowerShell as Administrator.

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    Go to the following location on your PC - C > Windows > System32 > WindowsPowerShell > v1.0 folder.
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    Find and right-click "powershell" file.
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    Choose "Run as administrator."
Run as administrator option in the context menu
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    Click on "Yes" in UAC popup.
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    Open File Explorer.
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    Go to any folder or drive OR select any folder or drive (when you are in Quick Access or This PC).
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    Click on "File" at the top. Hover your mouse over "Open Windows PowerShell."
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    Now, you can see these two options:

Open Windows PowerShell

Open Windows PowerShell as administrator

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    Click on "Open Windows PowerShell as administrator" option.
Open Windows PowerShell as administrator
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    In the UAC popup, click "Yes." 

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