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I want to start an application with admin privilege from the run dialog in Windows 7, how can I do that?

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If you are referring to the start menu -- after typing your command in the dialog, press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

If you mean the actual Win+R run dialog, you can use runas or check out the sudo for Windows project.

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I'm not sure what you're asking, but if you want to start an application with different user privileges directly, rather than using the method above, on Windows 7 hold CTRL + SHIFT and right click, then press run as different user.

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Well here's my answer I suddenly think of today. It's quite surprisingly simple.

Instead of entering/pasting the application execution's name/path in the run box, make it in the search box in Windows 7's start menu!

Then, all you need is to right click and select Run as admin ^_^ I couldn't believe it is amzingly simple and I didn't think of it!

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