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Windows 7: Lost "Adminstrator" option with Run command

25 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
Lost "Adminstrator" option with Run command

Went to Start-Search programs and files- to run the Run command as "Administrator" and the option is no longer there although it always has been.

Is there a way to run the Run command as "Administrator" without the Start-Search programs and files-Enter Run setup ?

All other window options in other screens appear to still have the "Run as Administrator option...only the Start-Search programs and Files-type 'Run' appear to have the Administrator option missing ?


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25 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 10586

Hello Tim,

This is normal. There is not a Run as administrator option for Run. If you wanted to run a program elevated (Run as administrator), then you will need to right click on that program instead.

Hope this helps,
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26 Nov 2010   #3
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64

One option you could consider would be to add "Open Command Window Here (Administrator)" to your right-click context menu. It's a registry addition that allows you to right-click on a folder and open a command prompt with Administrator privileges in it.

Open Command Window Here as Administrator
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27 Nov 2010   #4
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64

Run launches programs as administrator by default.
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27 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro X64

"Run launches programs as administrator by default."

Can you provide a link to some data to back this up? This is not what I've experienced.
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27 Nov 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 10586

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27 Nov 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
Run launches programs as administrator by default.
Most definitely not true.

1. Launching command prompt from Run dialog:

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2. Trying to run system file checker:

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