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Windows 7: Elevated Command Prompt

25 Feb 2013   #50

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sle3pingz View Post
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?
Hello sle3pingz,

It's not a weird question at all.

Yes, that for step 3 would be how to.

An "elevated command prompt" is a command prompt that runs with elevated rights (run as administrator).

A "command prompt" is just an unelevated command prompt that has the same rights as a standard user account.

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23 May 2014   #51

Windows Seven
Even elevated rights aren't giving enough power

In the Win7 64bit's guest account, Start Menu> right clicked on the 'command prompt' in the start menu. Chose 'Run as admin' or 'another admin user'. Filled the required user name and password. Command prompt window opens (with the title Administrator: Command Prompt". I type 'Control'. Control Panel Opens. I click on 'Network and Sharing Center'. NSC windows opens, but there it shows 'Access Denied'.

Kindly help.
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23 May 2014   #52

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Zopfan,

It's because you are logged in to a guest account. You'll need to be logged in to an administrator account instead.
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20 Feb 2016   #53

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Determine the original user when in an elevated Command Prompt

I'm not sure I have selected the right Tutorial to comment on, but here goes!

This relates to a Windows 7 Pro PC in a workgroup.

Suppose one is running as a Standard User, not as an Administrator.

If one starts an elevated Command Prompt window, all the environment variables (like %username%) change to the Administrator username used to start that Command Prompt window.

I can't find (via test or Googling) how to determine the name of the original Standard User in the batch file which runs in the elevated command prompt window. Is this possible? Thanks!
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22 Aug 2016   #54


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by o0chronoss0o View Post
my problem lies not in taking ownership of files in the command line. If anybody can help problem lies in the command that i input in the cmd itself like the chkdsk command or the defrag command in cmd, there is always a prompt that "you dont have enough administrative rights". if anyone knows how the cmd itself can be taken ownership be much grateful.....

good day and god bless......

I just right clicked on the CMD and selected run and administrator lol it worked 😂
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22 Aug 2016   #55


Seriously just right click it and select run as admin
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