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In the main UAC has provided a more secure Windows Desktop OS but there are times when this can be very annoying. On of those times is when attempting to run commands from our old friend the DOS prompt. What invariably happens, even though we logged on as an administrator, we get the UAC nag prompt! What need to do is run what is called an Elevated Command Prompt. The following allows you to set on up for future use!

To create an ECP as a shortcut on the desktop:

1. Right-click the desktop, and select New > Shortcut.

2. In the text box of the Create Shortcut dialogue box that appears, type cmd and then click Next.

3. On the following screen, type a name for your shortcut -- I use Elevated Command Prompt. Then click Finish.

4. Right-click on the shortcut you have just created and select Properties.

5. Select the Shortcut tab and click the Advanced button.

6. Check the box titled Run as administrator. (see below) Click OK and then OK again.

We now have our Elevated Command Prompt....

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 8:08 PM Vista | Back to top


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The same result you get if you type cmd in the search box at the bottom of the start menu and you press ctrl+alt+enter.
Left by DaeMoohn on May 25, 2008 12:10 AM

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yes i think to that too...
Left by rich on Aug 29, 2008 5:17 AM

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After selecting the 'Advance' button, my only choice was "run with different credentials". I left it deselected. What should I do? I am doing a little class work that involves using Control Panel to open System Properties dialog box. Then open the Device Manager. However, I had to do a System Restore just prior to this. I can't even find the System Properties dialog box.
Left by L. W. on Feb 12, 2010 10:03 PM

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i forget my system password and i need to run cmd as administrator.
Left by medhat on Apr 26, 2011 12:47 PM

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THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! I'm trying to do a system check and repair on my dll files and command asked me to run it as an admin, I'm not a techie and this is a suuuupppperrrr "user-friendly" instruction. thanks a lot!
Left by twinkle on Apr 28, 2011 8:25 PM

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An elevated command prompt is an excellent hack, great!
Left by Chester Web Design on Jun 22, 2011 9:56 PM

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I need administrativerightslrcb
Left by rick on Sep 18, 2011 10:23 PM

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Nothing happens usig your tips
Left by David Glass on Nov 19, 2011 10:52 PM

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Amazing tip... would love to get more details on system restore using cmd
Left by SAAHIL on Nov 23, 2011 4:54 PM

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