Windows 8

Running Applications As Administrator Is Easy

There are several times when you are unable to use a program or software just because your system denies it access. A large part of computer users don’t know that they still have the option to run the program on their computer or windows as administrator. You don’t need to be a computer wizard to run your computer in administrator mode. It is quite a simple process and you have several ways to do it.

One of the easiest ways to run your computer as administrator is to select the option of ‘Run as administrator’ from the context menu. Simply right click on the shortcut of the program and select the option of running the program as an administrator. You may be prompted to enter a password depending on your UAC settings.

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Run as administrator

Another simple way is to select the ‘Run as administrator’ option from the Start screen. All you need to do is to hold the right click on the desired program and click on ‘Run as administrator’ tab that is present on the application bar. The application bar is present on the bottom of your screen. You can also do it through your keyboard. Just use the arrow keys to select the program and use Ctrl + Shift keys to select the ‘Run as administrator’ tab and press Enter.

You can also run programs pinned to the task bar of your system. All you need to do is to click on it to open a list of options. Select ‘Run as administrator’ and click on it.

If you don’t have a short cut of the program that you want to run, then you can also use ‘Search’ option. Just enter the name of the program and enter. The windows will search the program for you. Right click on it and select ‘Run as administrator’.

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Search and run as admin


Task Manager is also an easy way to start a program and run it as administrator. Simply start the task manager. You can do it by pressing  keys all together. Open the task manager and select more details. Select File option for the menu bar and click on ‘Run New Task’. A new dialog box will open. You can either browse the program you want to run or you can even enter its name manually. While you do this, you will see an option to create the task while giving it administrative privileges. Just check that box and the program will start running as administrator.

[alert-announce]Running a program as administrator gives complete rights to the program to access your computer. So you need to be double sure about the authenticity of the program. A malware has the potential to harm your computer to a severe level.[/alert-announce]

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