Might I also say that if you invoke the run dialog (windows key + r)
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then type cmd & press *control+enter* as opposed to just enter alone,
you'll also get an administrative (elevated) command prompt.
On 4/23/21, Brian Vogel <email@example.com> wrote:
On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 01:44 PM, Gary Metzler wrote:
What is an elevated command prompt?
It is an instance of Command Prompt being run with administrative
privileges. This is a frequently used term, which is why I use it, and
yours is a frequent question from those encountering it for the first time.
But when you see it elsewhere, whether in reference to Command Prompt or
PowerShell, it means you've opened it with "Run as Admin" selected. The
window frame for the session itself should have "Administrator: " in the
title before either Command Prompt or PowerShell, depending on which you're
Remember, that even if you are using an account with administrative
privileges, neither Command Prompt or Power Shell will open with those
active unless you specifically invoke them with Admin privilege.
If you hit WinKey+X, then down arrow or up arrow to the entry for Command
Prompt or PowerShell, there will be two entries, one with "(Admin)" next to
the name and that's the one that opens an elevated session. The one where
it's not present gives you more typical user privileges, not full admin
privileges, for that session.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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