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How to open Command Prompt in Windows 10

3/18/2015

This article explains how to run the Command Prompt in Windows 10 with a user or administrator privileges.

Context menu

Right-click the Start menu button.

Context menu

To run the Command Prompt with the privileges assigned to your current user account click Command Prompt.

To run the Command Prompt with administrative privileges click Command Prompt (Admin).

Start menu

1. Open the Start menu.

2. Navigate to All apps > Windows System.

3. To launch the Command Prompt with the privileges of your current user account click on the Command Prompt shortcut.

Command Prompt

To run the Command Prompt with administrative privileges right-click the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run as administrator.

Run as administrator

Desktop or any folder

1. Hold down the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space.

2. In the advanced context menu click Open command window here.

Open command window here

Shortcut

1. Right-click on an empty space of any folder on the computer.

2. Select New > Shortcut.

3. Type %windir%\system32\cmd.exe and click Next.

Path to cmd.exe

4. Type Command Prompt and click Finish.

Command Prompt

5. To always run the Command Prompt with administrative privileges using this shortcut, do the following:

A. Right-click the shortcut and go to Properties.

B. On the Shortcut tab click Advanced.

Advanced

C. Check Run as administrator and click OK.

Run as administrator

D. Click on the OK button in the shortcut properties window.

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