How to Open Elevated PowerShell in Windows 10

Windows PowerShell with administrator privileges is called elevated Windows PowerShell.

These are unique ways to open PowerShell in elevated mode in Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

You must right-click on the “Start” button, then choose “Windows Powershell (Admin).” When the User Account Control pop-up appears, choose “Yes.”

Now, you are able to see “Windows PowerShell.” In the title, you can see “Administrator.” This indicates that you have opened PowerShell as an administrator.

Method #2

Open Run Command.

Enter powershell, then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. In the pop-up, click “Yes.”

Method #3

Open the Start menu. Click on the Windows Tools. Right-click on Windows PowerShell and select “Run as administrator.” Click “Yes” in the UAC pop-up.

Method #4

Search for Windows PowerShell in the Start menu. You will see it in the search results.

Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator.” Click “Yes” in the UAC pop-up.

Method #5

Open Task Manager. Click File > Run new task.

In the “Create new task” box, type powershell. Select “Create this task with administrative privileges.” Press “Enter.”

Method #6

Open Command Prompt as administrator. Enter start powershell and press Enter.

Method #7

Go to the following location on your PC – C: > Windows > System32 > WindowsPowerShell > v1.0 folder.

Locate the “powershell” file and right-click it. Choose “Run as administrator.” Click “Yes” in the UAC pop-up window.

Method #8

Open File Explorer. Go to any folder or drive OR select any folder or drive (when you are in Quick Access or This PC).

Click on “File” at the top. Move your mouse over “Open Windows PowerShell.” Now, you’ll see these two options:

Open Windows PowerShell” and “Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.”

Click on the “Open Windows PowerShell as administrator” option. In the UAC pop-up, click “Yes.”