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: Newbie question

12 Feb 2010   #1

Newbie question

I wanted to shrink the volume that Windows 7 is on but says I need to run chkdsk first. How do I run it at an elevated level. My account is an administrator account?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Just right-click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator. Elevated Command Prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post

Just right-click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator. Elevated Command Prompt
The advice given by Jonathan is very important in for the proper operation of your OS. Many procedures require the "Run as Administrator" instruction. It will be needed for many repair commands and other functions. It is good that you have asked.

If you have any other questions or problems, that you wish to to discuss, you will always be welcome at the Forum. In addition, we would welcome any knowledge that you care to share with us. Enjoy Windows and the best to you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Newbie question

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
ISO. Newbie question
I was thinking of using a disk image. I wanted to create an image of my current disk and put it on a bigger hard drive. Currently I only have Windows 7 and all the software I intend to use like Microsoft Office. My question to you all is just how good is this option. If I ISO it will be my...
General Discussion
Newbie question on MSEssentials
I've just started using Win 7 home prem 64 and Microsoft Security Essentials. I have not tweaked any of the generic MSE settings, so I'm using a Quick Scan, not a Full Scan. My wife and I are on the web a lot of the time, but only for general web surfing, email, etc. We don't game or look at...
System Security
Newbie here and just general question
I'm going from XP to Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Just wondering what I can expect when I finally get my notebook from Dell. The CPU is the I5 - 2.4 - 3.32 and the HDD is 500 gb, with 1 GB on the video card and 6 GB of RAM. What I plan on doing with this machine is the following: #1: Start...
General Discussion
Stupid Newbie Question
I recently purchased a new Dell Inspiron N7010, 64 bit laptop running Windows 7. My hard drive was partitioned by Dell with 58.5 GB on Drive C and 527 GB on Drive D. My C drive is almost full with only 1.58 GB remaining. There is nothing on my D Drive, but I can't figure out how to use it or how to...
General Discussion
Newbie to X64 question
I currently run XP on my 250g HD(drive1) and have a second HD for data only.(music pictures etc) I bought win 7 pro back in Oct. Due to a new home and uncertainty to my question below, i have delayed installing. But i cannot wait any longer. :D I wish to install Win 7 X64 I realize that a...
Installation & Setup

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 09:05.
Twitter Facebook Google+