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Windows 7: Elevated Command Prompt


04 Dec 2008   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Elevated Command Prompt

How to Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7

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27 Oct 2010   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Need4steer. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.


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28 Oct 2010   #21
ZaLiTH

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by need4steer View Post
ZaLiTH, thanks a lot to you too. Appearantly you'll arrive to work and see that we figured it out somehow...
Well, whether I help or not, I do like seeing problems solved and situations understood. So in the end it was something so simple as the name of a shortcut...? I do tend to overlook the simplest possibilities though...
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29 Oct 2010   #22
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by need4steer View Post
ZaLiTH, thanks a lot to you too. Appearantly you'll arrive to work and see that we figured it out somehow...
Well, whether I help or not, I do like seeing problems solved and situations understood. So in the end it was something so simple as the name of a shortcut...? I do tend to overlook the simplest possibilities though...
You and Brick helped a lot. On top of your great help and knowledge, you made me keep understanding and keep searching.
Thanks a lot for both of you.
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29 Oct 2010   #23
ZaLiTH

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by need4steer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by need4steer View Post
ZaLiTH, thanks a lot to you too. Appearantly you'll arrive to work and see that we figured it out somehow...
Well, whether I help or not, I do like seeing problems solved and situations understood. So in the end it was something so simple as the name of a shortcut...? I do tend to overlook the simplest possibilities though...
You and Brick helped a lot. On top of your great help and knowledge, you made me keep understanding and keep searching.
Thanks a lot for both of you.
That's what forums are all about..
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17 Sep 2011   #24
monographix

7 Ultimate x64
 
 
run as admin makes no difference

When i right click "Run as Administrator" on the command prompt shortcut from the start menu, it opens a C:\users\<user>\ and not the System32 folder. (and then when i type "bcdedit" it doesnt recognize the command)

But when i right click "Run as Admin" on the actual cmd.exe in System32 (or just click open) it opens in the System32 folder (and in both cases, Admin or not, it runs "bcdedit")

What's possibly wrong with my system ?
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17 Sep 2011   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Monigraphix,

Are you logged in as standard user, administrator, or built-in "Administrator"?

Do you have UAC turned on or off?
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18 Sep 2011   #26
monographix

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i believe my user profile is administrator and i have UAC off
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18 Sep 2011   #27
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might turn on UAC, and see how it works afterwards.

If it still doesn't work, then as a test, create a new administrator account, and try it while logged in the new account.
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19 Sep 2011   #28
Harald7

Win7Pro64SP1
 
 

In Elevated Command mode: how do I navigate to c:.../Drivers to change a *.sys file name?
I got a BSOD: I determined it was timntr.sys from Seagate DiscWizard.
I could not uninstall/repair DiscWizard in Safe Mode, so I renamed timntr.sys to timntrOLD.sys:
Now I cant get into Safe Mode, but can get into Command mode.
C: only shows two files..Help
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19 Sep 2011   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Harald,

You could type copy and paste the command below to go the the Drivers folder.

cd C:\Windows\System32\drivers


You could also use this below to add Open Command Window Here as Administrator to make it easy to do so by being able to right click on the Drivers folder and this option to open a elevated command prompt already opened at this location.

Open Command Window Here as Administrator

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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