My preference for running CMD is to use Windows+R » type
cmd » Enter.
But this doesn't open it with admin rights. Is there a way to type your way through to command prompt with admin rights?
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The easiest and quickest solution that follows your method, is by starting the command prompt as follows:
Press win to open the start menu. Type in
cmd to search for Command Prompt.
Press ctrl+shift+enter to launch Command Prompt as administrator.
This works from Windows 7 and up.
win+r does not natively support this though, but an alternative (and less quick) way, is to type in
runas /user:Administrator cmd and then type the password for the administrator account.
EDIT: It seems that the latest version of Windows 10 does offer support for ctrl+shift+enter at the Win+R dialog, so you can now use it there too.
Another fast way is to use Windows+X then hit A.
However I marked the other answer as the correct one because the question originally asked for a way to do that through Windows+R
In Windows 10, you can also type cmd in Run window, press Shift + Ctrl + Enter, instead of just pressing just enter. It will ask for permission & cmd will be in Administrator mode.
a simple answer:
now: Win+R > admin > simply hit ok or enter.
nice to have
alternative (external) commands
elevate.exe cmd nircmdc.exe elevatecmd powershell.exe -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/c %CD% && %1 %2 %3 %4 %5' -Verb runas"
(Tested on windows 7)
To run cmd as administrator through Win+R without additional password typing (but UAC warning is still in-place though) just use the following trick:
powershell "Start-Process cmd -Verb RunAs"
If you want to get an access to cmd by clicking a shortcut:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C powershell "Start-Process cmd -Verb RunAs"
Hope this helps.