How to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

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

Some commands (such as sfc) can be run only from the elevated Command Prompt. In order to run those commands, you must use the elevated Command Prompt.

Let’s look at the different ways to open elevated Command Prompt.

Method #1

In the Start menu, type cmd. The Command Prompt appears in the search results. Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator.”

You will now see the elevated Command Prompt when you click Yes in the UAC pop-up.

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

Method #2

Launch Task Manager. Click File > Run new task.

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

Method #3

You can follow these steps if you have already replaced PowerShell with Command Prompt in the Power user menu:

Open the Power user menu. Click on the “Command Prompt (Admin)” option. Click on Yes in the UAC pop-up.

Method #4

Open the Start menu. Find and click on Windows Tools. You’ll see “Command Prompt”; right-click on it.

Select Run as administrator and click Yes.

Method #5

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder. Locate the “cmd” file. Right-click it and choose “Run as administrator.” In the UAC pop-up, click Yes.

Method #6

Open Run Command. Type cmd, then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. In the UAC pop-up, click “Yes.”

Method #7

Launch PowerShell as administrator. Type start cmd and then press the “Enter” key.