How to open Command Prompt on Windows with admin rights

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In the latest version of Windows, Command Prompt (CP) option was removed from context menu when users right-click on Windows button at the left-bottom corner. It is replace with Windows Powershell. This has led many to think they are the same program but they are not, actually. To prevent you guys making a mistake, in this post, I will guide how to find and open CP on the latest builds of all Windows versions, one by one.

Step 1: Click on the Windows Start button (in the top left corner).

Step 2: Search for “cmd”.

Step 3: Right-click on and run the command prompt as administrator.

Note: To make sure that you do it exactly, please see the title of command prompt window.

make sure your user account is in admin group

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10 thoughts on “How to open Command Prompt on Windows with admin rights

  1. Josh Paul

    i have done exactly the same steps with windows 10 and they have failed to be activated.Excel have failed to be activated

    1. kWong

      KMS activation method must run with admin right online.

      Without Windows activation success first, don’t try activate Office program.

      1. kWong

        one trick is to add PAUSE to the end of your batch file, which will prompt the user to press any key. Until the user presses any key, the window will remain open instead of closing automatically.

  2. Patricia

    Hi, Guang.

    I’m trying to activate my Windows and I’ve tried the 2 methods, but always get a message saying my version is not supported. I’m doing everything the way you said, running with admin rights and connected to the internet. Any suggestions? By the way, how can I know if my admin rights are without restrictions?
    Thank you very much! =)
    Greetings from Brazil!

    1. kWong

      If you can create another admin ID with the admin Id you using, that meant your admin ID is without restriction.

  3. david

    Powershell does the same task for CMD, however it contains more powerful commands within windows.
    Using powershell as administrator will do the same as cmd for administrator.