Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

Something much used in troubleshooting guides is the elevated command prompt, in other words Command Prompt ran as Administrator. To troubleshoot problems in Windows 10 its important to know how to open elevated command prompt in Windows 10. In this small guide, I will explain two basic methods.

 

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Method 1: Using the Start Menu

1. Open Start, then type in the search box “cmd”.

2. Right-click Command Prompt

3. Click on Run as Administrator.

Windows 10: Search CMD Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10 elevated command prompt windows 10

Windows 10: Search CMD

 

 

Method 2: Using the Power Menu

1. Right-click your start button or hit the Windows + X key at the same type.

2. A menu will appear, click on Command Prompt (Admin)

3. An elevated Command Prompt will now start.

 

Power Menu: Command Prompt (admin) Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10 elevated command prompt windows 10

Power Menu: Command Prompt (admin)

 

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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