28 Jan

Open Command Prompt as Administrator

Make sure you are logged in as an Administrator account.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, then Run.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter.

Windows Vista, 7 or newer

  1. Click the Start button.(or press the windows key on your keyboard)
  2. Type cmd (don’t press Enter).
  3. In the list, under programs you should see a file called cmd.
  4. Right click it and select Run as administrator.
  5. Click Yes or Continue.

2 Responses to Open Command Prompt as Administrator

  1. Please update this answer with instructions for getting to a cmd prompt as administrator with Win 8.1. There IS no “start” button
    Thanks!

    (sorry for the duplicate entry … I forgot to check the “notify” box before hitting send. Maybe those check-boxes should be BEFORE the submit button?)

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