23 replies on 13 ways to use "Run as administrator" in Windows 10

  1. AnKUR says:

    nice tutorial , i came to find mistake but couldnt

    also it was great reading 🙂

  2. podfish says:

    I’ve just had Win7 inflicted on me at work, and I don’t have administrator privileges. So suddenly I have a big interest in things like browser plugins to do things like manage my podcast subscriptions. Pandora is a lot more interesting now that I can’t install any music player.
    I’d love to see an article about how to live without admin privilege – what utilities and apps are available for us crippled users!

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      The big problem is – you cannot really install an application if you don’t have admin privileges. If the admins of your company’s network prohibit it, you are stuck with the default applications. All you can do is use web applications which do not get installed on your local computer but are ran in your browser. 🙁

  3. Aslam says:

    Very Nice
    Thank you so much.

  4. Sohil R. Memon says:

    Thanks for the awesome ways to run programs with an administrator privileges.

  5. U says:

    F**** click-bait. Says it is how to do it for Windows 7 on Google. F****

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      This guide works for all versions of Windows, including Windows 7. Please read and apply.

  6. Conor Dines says:

    I have completed all of these when trying to open a game (Rome:Total War, old but gold) that I have been playing often before. It comes up with the UAC asking if I want to allow the program to make changes to my computer, I say yes, then nothing. I have used all variations mentioned above and still the same occurs….. any ideas? help!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nice. thanks for your help sir.

  8. corneliu apostol says:

    i try to delete an obsolete shortcut on the desktop, i deleted the .exe file, the shortcut in the folder and the folder, all using “as an administrator” but now i have not an .exe file or any option in right click drop!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Is it alright to run a program with the ‘run as administrator’ option even if it already runs automatically in elevated mode? BTW great tutorial.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      If a program already runs in elevated mode, there's no need to "run as administrator". Once it receives its admin permissions, it's not like it loses them or something like that.

  10. Suan Hang says:

    Is there an on board-option to configure a selection of applications to run as administrator from a limited user account, as well as the tool Runasrob from robotronic.de?

    Thank you

  11. Andreas Spitzlberg says:

    Bad guide.

  12. marni says:

    advice wouldn’t work for me. This glitch is reason #237,368 why i hate windows.

  13. Tell Me says:

    Great article. Any advice on running method 8 in command prompt? I’m working on an automated software install and trying to figure out how to get step 8 in command prompt so I can inject it through a batch file.

  14. Ron mvp says:

    8a. Create a shortcut to the program
    right click, select properties
    In Shortcut tab, click Advanced button
    turn on “Run As admin” check box

    When you double click on the shortcut, it will take you directly to the UAC prompt.

    10. Run Dialog
    Windows 10 Version 1803 (April 2018 Update) has added the shortcut. Enter a program name, hold as your press OK or

  15. Johan99 says:

    Thanks for your tips.

  16. EndWhile says:

    Loved this article. I knew most of them but it was cool seeing them all together and realizing how these guys at MS have done an impressive job to facilitate people the usage of NTFS permission system.

    By the way, you don’t need to specify the machine name on “runas”

  17. Mike says:

    This is insane. 13 ways?
    Friggen bananas
    This is another reason why Windows is an over engineered mess.
    You think having 13 ways to do something enhances software?
    It does not
    It creates fatigue and frustration.

    Keep it simple.

  18. anonimus says:

    Great recap!

  19. Dreamer says:

    Hello! Maybe I miss, but I need 1 more way.
    How to Run a program as administrator using Ctrl + Alt + (F), without mouse, only global keyboard shortcut key? For example, with mentioned combination, I start TextPad, but it is not in administrator mode. If I click same shortcut with mouse is ok. Shortcuts Advanced Settings, Run As Administrator is checked. Directly on TextPad.exe file, there is no settings for this. How to solve this?

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