Execute the “Run Command” as an Administrator

How to Execute the “Run Command” as an Administrator in Windows

The ‘Run Command’ in windows is a handy way to open any application or document. It allows us to open files and folders, and programs and run various commands normally. Whenever you open the run command dialogue box and execute any command on your computer, by default, the ‘Run Command’ uses privileges of the user’s account that you are logged in to.

If any command/program requires admin privileges, your system will automatically promote to enter the admin password but with this method, you can execute the run command with admin privileges from your local user account, without having admin rights.

Step 1:
Right-click on the Start Button and click on Run or you can use the Windows + R keys to open the ‘Run Command Dialogue Box’

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Step 2:
Then, in the run command dialogue box, type the name of the file, folder, program or command that you want to execute as an administrator and hit the Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys on the keyboard. Avoid pressing the ‘OK’ button or Enter key which executes the given command as a regular user or not as an admin.


Step 3:
The command that you entered into the run command dialogue box will run with admin privileges. In this way, every program that opens up through this run dialogue process will automatically be in Administrator power mode.


In this way, you will be able to execute commands which require admin privileges without having to log out of the user account and then log in to your admin account.

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