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How to run apps as an administrator on Windows 10 and Windows 11

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There are times both on Windows 11 and 10 you will need to prevent anyone from just installing or running any app on your system but sometimes there could be some trusted programs that will require elevated privilege or permission to work and you will really need to know how to carry out this task with appropriate permissions. You can read more on permissions by reading these: Error 0xc1510111: You do not have permission to mount and modify this image, Error 740: Elevated permissions are required to run DISM, and if you need permission to delete old windows folder you can read Folder Access Denied, you require permission from SYSTEM: Unable to delete old windows folder, read more on How to delete or rename files protected by Trusted Installer, and How to delegate permissions for backing up TPM password

In this guide I will show you different ways to run or launch an app with administrator privileges to complete an elevated task.

To run a program as administrator from the Start menu context menu, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Right-click the app and Select the More submenu, and from the drop-down click the Run as administrator option.

Windows 10

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Windows 10 Start Menu Context Menu

Windows 11

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Windows 11 Start Menu Context Menu

To run a program with Administrator privilege using Search, use these steps:

  1. Open the Search box and search for the app.
  2. Click on the arrow on the app and select Run as administrator from the drop-down.

Window 10

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Windows 10 Search Box

Window 11

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Windows 11 Search Box

3. You can as well just right click the app and select Run as administrator.

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Run as Administrator on App

To run a program with Administrator privilege using Run Command, use these steps:

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Run Command

To run a program with Administrator privilege using Task Manager, use these steps:

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Task manager

I hope you found this blog post on How to run apps as an administrator on Windows 10 and Windows 11 Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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