Elevated Command Prompt

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How to Open a Elevated Command Prompt in Vista
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This will show you how to open a elevated command prompt with administrator rights (Run as administrator) instead of the default command prompt without administrator rights.
How to Open a Elevated Command Prompt in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to open a elevated command prompt with administrator rights (Run as administrator) instead of the default command prompt without administrator rights.
Note   Note
The cmd.exe file for the command prompt is located at C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

EXAMPLE: The Default Command Prompt (top) and the Elevated Command Prompt (bottom)
NOTE:
Notice how the elevated command prompt opens to the C:\Windows\System32 location instead of just the current users C:\Users\(User Name) location.
Default_Command_Prompt.jpg
Elevated_Command_Prompt.jpg


Here's How:
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. Click on All Programs and Accessories. (See screenshots below)​
3. Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.​
4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
Start_Menu1.jpg Start_Menu.jpg

OR
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type cmd
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.​
4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
OR
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type cmd
3. Right click on cmd (at top), and click on Run as administrator. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: To open a regular non-elevated command prompt window, just click on cmd instead.
4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
cmd_Start_Menu.jpg

That's it,
Shawn



 
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Shawn Brink

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