How to Open Windows PowerShell as Administrator

Windows PowerShell with administrator privileges is called elevated Windows PowerShell.

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

Method #1

Search “windows powershell” (without double quotes) in the Start menu. You’ll see Windows PowerShell in the search results.

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

Now, you can see “Windows PowerShell.” In the title, you can see “Administrator.” It indicates that you’ve opened PowerShell as an administrator.

Method #2

Open the Start menu.

Click on the All apps button and select Windows Tools.

Right-click on Windows PowerShell and select “Run as administrator.”

Click “Yes” in the UAC popup.

Method #3

Open Run Command by pressing Windows + R.

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

Method #4

Open Task Manager.

Click File > Run new task. In the “Create new task” box, type powershell.

Select “Create this task with administrative privileges” and press the “Enter” key.

Method #5

Open Command Prompt as administrator.

Type start powershell and press Enter key.

Method #6

Go to the following location on your Windows 11 PC – C > Windows > System32 > WindowsPowerShell > v1.0 folder.

Locate the “powershell” file and right-click it.

Choose “Run as administrator” and click “Yes” in the UAC popup window.

That’s it.

I hope this guide, “How to Open Windows PowerShell as Administrator,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.