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PowerShell run as Administrator

There are five easy methods to run a PowerShell as an administrator in Windows Operating system:

  1. Run PowerShell as an Administrator using the run window (for all versions of Windows).
  2. Run PowerShell as an Administrator using Cortana Search bar (for Windows 10).
  3. Run PowerShell as an Administrator from the command prompt.
  4. Run PowerShell as an Administrator from task manager.
  5. Run PowerShell as an Administrator from the Start menu.

1. Run PowerShell as an Administrator using the run window

Step 1: Press the Windows + R keys together to bring up the Run dialog box.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 2: Type the PowerShell in the box and click OK button. A normal Window PowerShell will launch as a current user.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 3: Type the command start-process PowerShell -verb runas and press "enter" key.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 4: The above command will bring up an elevated Windows PowerShell as an administrator.

PowerShell run as Administrator

2. Run PowerShell as an Administrator using Cortana Search bar (for Windows 10)

Step 1: Windows 10 comes with a Cortana search field in the taskbar. Type the PowerShell in the search field.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 2: Right-click on the Windows PowerShell and then select the run as administrator. It will open a Windows PowerShell which will run as an administrator.

PowerShell run as Administrator

3. Run PowerShell as an Administrator from Command prompt

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt, and type the PowerShell as a command, then press Enter key.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 2: Now, the command prompt will turn to Windows PowerShell.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 3: Type the command start-process PowerShell -verb runas and press "enter" key.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 4: It will bring up an elevated Windows PowerShell as an administrator.

PowerShell run as Administrator

4. Run PowerShell as an Administrator from Task Manager

Step 1: Press the ctrl + shift + Esc buttons together in windows 10 or 8 to open the task manager. By default, it shows fewer details, click on the more details.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 2: Now, click on the File option in the menu bar, and selects the Run new task.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 3: Type the PowerShell in a box and select the "Create this task with administrative privileges" checkbox.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 4: Then, click on the OK button. After that, a PowerShell window will appear, which will run as an administrator.

PowerShell run as Administrator

5. Run PowerShell as an Administrator from Start Menu

Step 1: In windows 10, click on the 'Start' button to open the Start menu.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 2: Now scroll to the Windows PowerShell shortcut folder then, right-click on the Windows PowerShell option and select the run as administrator option.

PowerShell run as Administrator

Step 3: After clicking, a PowerShell Window will appear, which will run as an administrator.

PowerShell run as Administrator




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