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Windows 7: Elevated Command Prompt

04 Dec 2008   #39
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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24 Aug 2012   #40
pleomax2310

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
 
 
Can't access elevated command prompt

Hello, I'm just new here. I can't access the elevated command prompt. I tried all the steps but my cmd showsC:/Users/(username) . I tried running in admin mode but it just showed C:/Users/(username)/Desktop. Any help? Thanks

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24 Aug 2012   #41
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello pleomax, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in an administrator account?

What happens when you right click on the Command Prompt shortcut and click on Run as administrator?
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05 Sep 2012   #42
0pTicaL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you Brink for another great guide.

I've always been stumped by cmd vs elevated cmd. What if I'm the only user (admin) on the machine? Do I still need to use elevated command prompt?

For me Right-click cmd and Run as administrator in the start menu does not work, CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER method does not work as well.

However, start menu search cmd and right-click Run as admin does work and so does manually creating a shortcut.
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06 Sep 2012   #43
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome 0pTicaL.

Unless you are logged in to the built-in Administrator account, then yes you would need to use "Run as administrator" to still run an "elevated" command prompt.

It should be Ctrl+Shift instead though.

Run as Administrator
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22 Nov 2012   #44
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Good tutorial. Worked just great.
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22 Nov 2012   #45
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Billy. I'm glad it was able to help.
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09 Feb 2013   #46
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Brink

I have UAC disabled and when I go to start type in cmd and then do the CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER . CMD opens up to
C:\Users\<user account> . But if I right click on CMD in the start menu and choose Run as Administrator then it opens up to C:\Windows\System32>_ . Does the CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER shortcut get disabled if you have UAC disabled ?
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09 Feb 2013   #47
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello VK,

It still opens to "C:\Windows\System32" for me using CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER with UAC disabled.

Not sure why it's for you, but I'd just use the right click method, or the shortcut below to make it even easier.

Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut
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09 Feb 2013   #48
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are you holding down Ctrl+Shift then pressing Enter or you pressing Ctrl Shift Enter all together ? I tried both ways and still not being able to get the Command Prompt to open to C:\Windows\System32 .


Added : Just installed Windows 7 PRO in a VMware . Tried Ctrl+Shift+Enter it worked . Disabled UAC restarted the machine and tried Ctrl+Shift+Enter once again and it opened to C:\Users\<UserName>_ .
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25 Feb 2013   #49
sle3pingz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

sorry Brink, not so understand how to open elevated command prompt, it's not go to all programs > command prompt > run as administrator ? sorry for my weird question , elevated command promprt it's different with usually Command Prompt?
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