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Windows 7: Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut

23 Mar 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Magikill,

Not a silly question at all. This may work for you.

Add or Remove "Open Command Window Here as Administrator" to the Context Menu

Oh my god this is awesome I don't think I did it right before lol .. you are by far the best person I know online m8 thank you so much :-)

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23 Mar 2011   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Magikill. Thank you for the kind words.
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18 Aug 2011   #22

windows 7 home premium

I downloaded the short cut and followed all of your instructions but the command prompt still opens with "C:\Windows\System32". I followed you instructions and went into the short cuts tab "advance" but my run as administrator was already checked. Any suggestions
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18 Aug 2011   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Lartomar,

I'm not sure what you mean. That's what it's suppose to open to in a elevated command prompt. See the example screenshot at the top of the tutorial.

If your's is different, then please post a screenshot of it.
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19 Aug 2011   #24

windows 7 home premium

I thought this was the tutorial I needed, maybe it is not.. I would like for the command prompt to open with "C:\Users\(user name). I am trying to ping a set top box(Boxee Box) that is on my network.
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19 Aug 2011   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ah, ok. You can use the same shortcut, but just uncheck the Run as administrator box instead for to have it open unelevated to that location.

You should also have one in your Start Menu by default at All Programs -> Accessories.
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19 Aug 2011   #26

windows 7 home premium

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19 Aug 2011   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome.
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01 May 2012   #28

Windows 7 Professional 64

I took a different approach to this. I created a batch file with the runas command and placed a shortcut named "su" pointing to the batch file in c:\windows so I can now press win + r and type su to get to my admin prompt. It still requires a password so it is totally secure and I set the path to my commands folder that I keep my batch files in so that I can use "su" in the command prompt.
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31 Mar 2013   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
Command Prompt Shortcut

Thanks for that tip. It was very useful.
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