Command Prompt (Admin) Windows 7

How do I open administrative Command Prompt

in Win 7



Method 1: Run As Administrator from shortcut

The first method is to launch the Command Prompt as an Administrator. This can be achieved by clicking on the Start menu, then selecting All Programs, and then Accessories. You will now see a shortcut labeled Command Prompt. Right-click on it and select Run as administrator as shown below.


Run as administrator


When you select Run as administrator a User Account Control prompt will appear asking if you would like to allow the Command Prompt to be able to make changes on your computer.


User Account Control Prompt

Click on the Yes button and you will now be at the Elevated Command Prompt as shown below.


Elevated Command Prompt



Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - Dec 2020

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Last updated September 15, 2020 Views 1,746 Applies to: