Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to open Elevated Command Prompt?

07 Mar 2010   #1
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 
How to open Elevated Command Prompt?

Hi friends !
Uber Philf told me to start a new thread with my problem. I cannot open an Elevated Command Prompt, Dont know why. I know that I can open it in two alternative ways : 1). Win+R, type cmd, hit enter eith ctrl+shift pressed ; and 2). start > all programs > accessories > command prompt > right click and run as admit. The prompt should be C:\Windows\System32_

But What prompt I am having is C:\Users\username_

Am I doing it wrong? Then what I am to do? I have user account control settings turned off.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Several member had the same problem

Go to search by the start menu

type cmd

As soon as cmd pops up, do not hit enter. right click and run as adminitraor.

If done properly you will have the cmd. Try and report back
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

This is my advice and what you should do

Elevated Command Prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 Mar 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Several member had the same problem

Go to search by the start menu

type cmd

As soon as cmd pops up, do not hit enter. right click and run as adminitraor.

If done properly you will have the cmd. Try and report back
Nothing new! the command prompt as C:\usere\username_
Opening Command Prompt is not a problem at all
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
This is my advice and what you should do

Elevated Command Prompt
The three ORs fail for me, as I told earlier. Now I am trying for the Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut. Actually were the shortcut will be placed ? On desktop? Making you know what happens within a few minutes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 
Solved, But is it a real solution ?

Hi richc46!
As i extracted the zip, I got the shortcut, a ready-made elevated command prompt !

I can have all my necessary works done by it. But I question still haunts me. Why I am unable to open my own elevated command prompt ? Whats wrong with it or with me ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

HI Arc

I truly think that you are doing something wrong, but I do not know what.. Not being there, I do not know what it is. Many people when they type cmd in search they hit enter, rather than run as administrator, but you indicate that is not the problem. As long as you can get it to work that is all that matters.

There is the possiblity that there is some corruption in the system that does not allow you to perform that function. Try this

In the elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow and see if it finds any errors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
HI Arc

I truly think that you are doing something wrong, but I do not know what.. Not being there, I do not know what it is. Many people when they type cmd in search they hit enter, rather than run as administrator, but you indicate that is not the problem. As long as you can get it to work that is all that matters.

There is the possiblity that there is some corruption in the system that does not allow you to perform that function. Try this

In the elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow and see if it finds any errors.
I am not hitting enter, I am hitting enter with control and shift pressed, what should open the cmd as admin, isnt it?

Yes, there is a possibility, and to scan for that, I am to open an elevated command prompt. Just imagine that the readymade solution is not there
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try it this way. Forget everything that you know about the CMD prompt. Go to my first post and start from scratch. Then if that does not work, and you did it all correctly, I suspect corruption.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #9
cgrim29588

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You should be able to right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try it this way. Forget everything that you know about the CMD prompt. Go to my first post and start from scratch. Then if that does not work, and you did it all correctly, I suspect corruption.
Followed blindfolded. The result is C:\users\username_
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to open Elevated Command Prompt?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut
How to Create an "Elevated Command Prompt" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8 This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that will open an elevated command prompt with administrator rights in Windows 7 and Windows 8. When you use the elevated command prompt shortcut, you may be...
Tutorials
Elevated Command Prompt
How to Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7 This will show you how to open an elevated command prompt with administrator rights (Run as administrator) instead of the default command prompt without administrator rights in Windows 7. If you opened the elevated command prompt from a...
Tutorials
Elevated command prompt over SSH
Not sure if this is the proper forum for my question, but here it goes. I'm using a SSH server to remotely access my notebook from work. It works well for SFTP and remote command line access using a dedicated, non-admin, user account. Problem is when I want to run something that requires...
Network & Sharing
Tip for Elevated Command Prompt
This probably is not new to many, but I find it useful. There are times I want an elevated command prompt. I usually type in "cmd", right click on it and run as administrator. If you need an elevated command prompt now and then, simply create a shortcut to "cmd". Right click on the shortcut,...
General Discussion
Running an elevated command prompt (from the Recovery DVD)
Long story short, I've been trying to dual-boot W7 with Ubuntu. Failed. Now I cannot boot up Windows, and though there are hundreds of forum articles explaining how to fix this (using the Bootrec/bcdedit commands in the Windows RE command prompt), but I can't run either of them (get an error). My...
General Discussion
elevated command prompt fails
If i try and use cmd from within the start menu ,in accessories and right click ,then "Run as administrator",all i am granted is normal cmd usage e.g(C:\Users\(User Name ).Now,i then pinned cmd to the start menu and again i tried to "run as administrator",but this time cmd fails to open at all. ...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App