How to Open Elevated Command Prompt (Windows 11)

Written by Thirumalraj

“Elevated Command Prompt” refers to Command Prompt with administrator privileges.

Remember that you can only run some commands (such as sfc) from the elevated Command Prompt.

Let’s look at the different ways to open it in Windows 11.

Method #1

Open the Start menu and type cmd. The Command Prompt appears in the search results.

Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator.” You’ll see the elevated Command Prompt when you click Yes in the UAC popup.

Administrator: Command Prompt appears in the title at the top. The “Administrator” indicates that the Command Prompt is opened as an administrator.

Method #2

Launch Task Manager and click File > Run new task.

Type cmd in the “Create new task” box. Select “Create this task with administrative privileges.” Press the “Enter” key.

Method #3

Open the Start menu and click the All apps button.

Click on Windows Tools, and you’ll see “Command Prompt.”

Right-click on it, select “Run as administrator,” and click Yes.

Method #4

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder.

Locate the “cmd” file. Right-click it and choose “Run as administrator.”

In the UAC popup, click Yes.

Method #5

Open Run Command by pressing Windows + R.

Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. In the UAC popup, click “Yes.”

Method #6

Launch PowerShell as administrator.

Type start cmd and press the “Enter” key.

That’s it.

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