Open Command Prompt as Admin in Windows
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 how to open command prompt as Admin in your Windows.
What is Command Prompt (Admin)?
Command Prompt, also known as CMD in Windows operating language.
In simple words, i can say, the 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 prompts to get several tasks done.
If so, what version of Windows OS do you have?
How do you open the command prompt using admin?
Is the opening command prompt different between the versions of available Windows?
You might be using Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Check the steps below for each Windows to open Command Prompt with Administrator:
Run Command Prompt as Admin in Windows Vista and Windows 7
Step 1. Click on the Start Menu. Type in cmd into Windows Search to get the result
Right-click on the found results as cmd and select Run as administrator in order to open Command Prompt as Administrator.
Launch Command Prompt as Admin for Windows 8.1
Step 1. Go to the Home Screen by clicking on the Start Menu from the bottom left of the screen.
On the Home Screen, click on the Search Icon to the top right as shown in the image below:
Right-click on the found result as a command prompt and select Run as administrator to get the Command Prompt admin.
How to Open Command Prompt as Admin in Windows 10 and Windows 11?
Step 1. Press Win + S to get the Windows Search.
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.
NOTE: You will be getting a User Account Control prompt while opening the command prompt as administrator with options Yes and No.
You need to click Yes in order to open the command prompt as administrator.
This is what the command prompt as administrator looks like after opening. Check out the image below: