How to Run Powershell as Administrator In Windows 10

CMD or Command Prompt has been a standard command-line tool for Windows users for a good long time. But with the release of Windows 7 in 2009, Microsoft introduced PowerShell, a more powerful version of CMD. PowerShell uses different commands, known as cmdlets, letting users perform many complicated administrative tasks with ease.

With the release of Windows 10 build 14791, Microsoft made PowerShell a default command-line tool for Windows users. The below guide will show you different ways you can run PowerShell as an Administrator in Windows 10.

Method 1: Open PowerShell as Administrator using the Task Manager

1. Right-click on the taskbar and click on Task Manager.

Open PowerShell as Administrator using the Task Manager

2. In Task Manager, click on File.

Open PowerShell as Administrator using the Task Manager

3. Click on Run new task.

Open PowerShell as Administrator using the Task Manager

4. In the Create new task pop up, type powershell, and click OK.

Open PowerShell as Administrator using the Task Manager

Method 2: Open PowerShell as Administrator Using Search

1. Click on the Search and type powershell and click on Run as administrator.

Open PowerShell as Administrator Using Search

Method 3: Open PowerShell as Administrator Using Start Menu

1. Click on the Start menu and scroll down to the Windows PowerShell folder and expand it.

Open PowerShell as Administrator Using Start Menu

2. Right-click on PowerShell and click on Run as Administrator.

Open PowerShell as Administrator Using Start Menu

Method 4: Open PowerShell as Administrator using Power User Menu

1. Press Windows + X buttons simultaneously on your keyboard or right-click on the Start button to bring up the Power User Menu and click on Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Open PowerShell as Administrator using Power User Menu

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