7 Ways to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10: Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Now you may have seen many of my tutorials where I have mentioned the use of PowerShell but there are many people who are not aware of how to open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10. While most of us are aware with Command Prompt and how to open elevated Command Prompt but not many of the users are aware of the use of the Windows PowerShell.
The Windows PowerShell is an advanced version of Command Prompt which has ready to use cmdlets (pronounced “command-let”) which can be used to troubleshoot various issues with the operating system. PowerShell includes more than one hundred basic core cmdlets, and you can also write your own cmdlets. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.
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7 Ways to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10
Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.
Method 1: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10 Search
1.Press Windows Key + Q to bring up Windows Search then type PowerShell.
2.Now from the search result right-click on “Windows PowerShell” then select Run as Administrator.
3.If you wish to open unelevated PowerShell then simply click on it from the search result.
Method 2: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Start Menu
1.Press Windows Key to open Start Menu.
2.Now Scroll down to the bottom of the list where you will find Windows PowerShell folder.
3.Click on the above folder to expand its content, now simply right-click on Windows PowerShell and select Run as Administrator.
Method 3: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Run Window
1.Press Windows Key + R then type powershell and hit Enter.
2.Windows PowerShell will launch, but if you want to open elevated PowerShell then type the following command into PowerShell window and hit Enter:
Start-Process powershell -Verb runAs
Method 4: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Task Manager
1.Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
2.From the Task Manager menu click on File then select “Run new task“.
3.Now type powershell and checkmark “Create this task with administrative privileges” and click OK.
Method 5: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in File Explorer
1.Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer then navigate to the folder or drive where you want to open the PowerShell.
2.Now from the File Explorer ribbon click on File then hover your mouse on “Open Windows PowerShell” then click Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.
1.Navigate to the following location in the File Explorer:
2.Right-click on powershell.exe then select Run as Administrator.
Method 6: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Command Prompt
1.Press Windows Key + Q to bring up search then type Command Prompt then right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.
Note: You can open Elevated Command Prompt using any method you like.
2.Now type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:
Method 7: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Win + X Menu
1.Press Windows Key + X then select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
2.If you don’t see PowerShell in Win + X Menu then press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
3.Now click on Personalization then from the left-hand menu select Taskbar.
4.Make sure to Enable the toggle under “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key + X“.
5.Now again follow the step 1 to open Elevated Windows PowerShell.
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