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Windows 7: Run program as administrator


30 Jun 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Run program as administrator

Just ran across another way of doing this. I'll list common way and "new" way using CMD as example.
This works if you are logged in under an administrator account.


Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator
· WIN key
· Type CMD.EXE (do not hit Enter key)
· In the Programs list, Right-Click on CMD.EXE
· Click on Run as administrator

· WIN key
· Type CMD.EXE (do not hit Enter key)
· Press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER key combo
· Press ALT + Y in response to UAC prompt asking to “allow program …”

Procedure works for any program you enter in the “Search” box.

Same info source also noted using Color 4e at a command prompt for an interesting background and font change.


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30 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Cool, thanks karlsnooks! I'll mark this thread Solved.

Walker
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30 Jun 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Just ran across another way of doing this. I'll list common way and "new" way using CMD as example.

Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator
· WIN key
· Type CMD.EXE (do not hit Enter key)
· In the Programs list, Right-Click on CMD.EXE
· Click on Run as administrator

· WIN key
· Type CMD.EXE (do not hit Enter key)
· Press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER key combo
· Press ALT + C in response to UAC prompt asking to “allow program …”

Procedure works for any program you enter in the “Search” box.

Same info source also noted using Color 4e at a command prompt for an interesting background and font change.

I just tried it with "cmd" and "cmd.exe" both work but alt+c doesn't ok the prompt.
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30 Jun 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

barefoot,
Thanks. I'll check it out. Due to the credibility of te source I did not verify this when running from a normal account. I always, despite all dire warnings from mother microsoft, run wide open as an administator.

Karl
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30 Jun 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
barefoot,
Thanks. I'll check it out. Due to the credibility of te source I did not verify this when running from a normal account. I always, despite all dire warnings from mother microsoft, run wide open as an administator.

Karl


I normally run the default admin unless I'm testing something.
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30 Jun 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
barefoot,
Thanks. I'll check it out. Due to the credibility of te source I did not verify this when running from a normal account. I always, despite all dire warnings from mother microsoft, run wide open as an administator.

Karl


I normally run the default admin unless I'm testing something.
changed alt+c to alt + Y
also could only get to work as desired when logged in under an admin account.

Thanks,
Karl
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30 Jun 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK, the alt+y works in a default admin account, just for S&G I tried it in VB in a standard user acct. and of course it fails.

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