5 Ways to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

5 Ways to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10: Command Prompt is also known as cmd.exe or cmd which interacts with the user through a command-line interface. It’s a powerful tool which allows you to execute commands to change settings, access files, execute programs etc. When you open Command Prompt in Windows 10, you will only be able to execute commands which only requires the security of user level but if you try to execute commands which require administrative privileges, you will get an error.

5 Ways to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

So, in that case, you need to open elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10 in order to execute commands which require administrative privileges. There are many ways through which you can open Elevated Command Prompt and today we are going discuss all of them. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

5 Ways to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

Method 1: Open Elevated Command Prompt From Power Users menu (Or Win+X Menu)

Either right-click on Start Menu or press Windows Key + X to open Power Users menu then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

Note: If you have updated to Windows 10 Creators Update then PowerShell has been replaced in the Power Users menu with Command Prompt, so see this article on how you can get back cmd in Power User Menu.

In Windows 10 you could easily open Command Prompt from Windows 10 Start Menu Search, to bring up the Search press Windows Key + S then type cmd and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to launch the elevated command prompt. Also, you could right-click on the cmd from the search result and select “Run as administrator“.

Press Windows Key + S then type cmd and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to launch the elevated command prompt

Method 3: Open Elevated Command Prompt from Task Manager

Note: You need to be signed in as administrator in order to open the elevated command prompt from this method.

Just press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager in Windows 10 then from the Task Manager Menu click on File then press & hold the CTRL key and click on Run new task which would open an elevated command prompt.

Click on File from Task Manager Menu then press & hold the CTRL key and click on Run new task

Method 4: Open Elevated Command Prompt from Start Menu

Open Windows 10 Start Menu then scroll down till you find Windows System folder. Click on Windows System Folder to expand it, then right-click on Command Prompt then select More and click “Run as administrator“.

Expand Windows System then right-click on Command Prompt select More and click Run as administrator

Method 5: Open Elevated Command Prompt from File Explorer

1.Open Windows File Explorer then navigate to the following folder:

C:\Windows\System32

Navigate to Windows System32 folder

2.Scroll down till you find cmd.exe or press “C” key on the keyboard to navigate to cmd.exe.

3.Once you find cmd.exe, just right-click on it and select “Run as administrator“.

Right-click on cmd.exe then select Run as administrator

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That’s it you have successfully learned 5 Ways to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10 but if you still have questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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