How to Open Command Prompt Admin in Windows?

What is Command Prompt (Admin) in Windows?

Command Prompt, also known as CMD in Windows operating language. In simple words, i can say, command prompt (Admin) is a Windows interface program or Windows NT command line interface wherein you can execute several commands with administrative privileges. There is a very important role of command prompt, in a Windows based computer. You may have heard about many commands which can be used only in command prompt to get several tasks done.

So, what version of Windows OS you have? How to open Command Prompt Admin? Is opening command prompt is different, in between the version of available Windows. You might have used Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10. Every Windows version has a different place to open Command Prompt. I will tell you the very easy and short ways to get a command prompt in all versions of Windows. This post will show you that how you can open a command prompt (Admin) in your Windows.

Now days, worldwide popular version of Windows are Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10. Check the steps below for each Windows to open Command Prompt with Administrator:

Open Command Prompt Admin in Windows Vista/Windows 7

Step 1. Click on Start Menu. Type, “cmd” into the Windows Search to get the result.

cmd admin vista

Step 2. See the result at the top. Right-click on the found result as cmd and select Run as administrator in order to open Command Prompt as Administrator.

open command prompt (admin) in vista

Open Admin Command Prompt in Windows 8 & 8.1

Step 1. Go to the Home Screen by clicking on the Start Menu in the left bottom of the screen. On the Home Screen, click on the Search Icon to the right top as shown in below image:

cmd windows 8

Step 2. Type, “cmd” to get the result. Right-click on the found result as command prompt and select Run as administrator to get the Command Prompt admin.

command prompt (admin) in windows 8.1

Launch Admin Command Prompt in Windows 10

Step 1. Press “Win + S” to get the Windows 10 search.

cmd Windows 10

Step 2. Type, “cmd” to get the result. Right-click on the found result as a command prompt (Desktop app) and select Run as administrator to get the Command Prompt admin.

open command prompt (admin) in windows 10

NOTE: You will be getting “User Account Control” prompt while opening command prompt as administrator with option “Yes and No”. Need to click Yes in order to open cmd as admin.

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This is how command prompt as administrator looks after opening. Check below image:

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