[Quick Tip] Start Command Prompt As Admin from Windows Task Manager Sandeep Agarwal 12 Nov 2012 The simplest and quickest way to open the Command Prompt is to key in cmd in Windows Search and hit Enter. Or you can always pin it somewhere. However, that does not start the Command Prompt as administrator; unless, you have changed the settings to always start it as administrator.Another way is to navigate to the cmd.exe file location (on Windows directory, via start menu or any other method), right-click on it and say Run as administrator.Well, you know these things, don’t you? What you might not know is, if you start cmd from the Windows Task Manager it runs as administrator. Here’s how:-Step 1: Simply hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard (that starts the Task Manager) and then click on File -> New Task. Step 2: A new dialog box will open. Type cmd and hit Enter to start the Command Prompt as administrator. Cool Tip: If you want, you can cut down on Step 2 as well. That is, you can click on New Task in Step 1 while holding the Ctrl key and that will directly start the Command Prompt. Last updated on 8 Feb, 2018 The above article may contain affiliate links which help support Guiding Tech. However, it does not affect our editorial integrity. The content remains unbiased and authentic.Read Next Top 8 Fixes for Action Center Not Opening in Windows 10 Are you unable to open Action Center on your #Windows 10 PC? Check out 10 ways to fix the problem of Action Center won't open on #Windows 10 computer. Start Menu on Windows 10 Won't Open: Here Are 11 Ways to Fix It #Start Menu won't open on your #Windows 10 PC? Here are 11 ways to solve this error and get the #Start Menu to function normally again without losing data. 9 Best Ways to Fix Windows 10 Remote Desktop Connects to Black Screen Error Here are 9 ways to fix #Windows 10 #remote desktop error where the user gets a black screen, or RDP client crashes, upon connecting with a remote computer. Top 9 Ways to Fix Windows 10 Context Menu Not Working Error Troubleshoot the context menu not working on #Windows 10 computer error using this in-depth guide. No more fooling around with settings and file explorer after you try our solutions. Unable to Empty Recycle Bin in Windows: Here Are 7 Ways to Solve It Unable to empty Recycle Bin on #Windows 10? Here are 7 ways to resolve the Recycle Bin error where either Recycle Bin is not visible or option is grayed out. 15 Killer Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts That Might Surprise You This article talks about 15 really AWESOME #Windows 7 #keyboard #shortcuts. Check them NOW! Top 8 Fixes for Microsoft Edge Not Opening PDF Files in Windows Is #Microsoft Edge not opening #PDF files on your #Windows 10 PC? Check out 8 ways to fix the problem of #PDF files do not open in Edge browser. How to Hide and Unhide Some Desktop Icons on Windows 10 Do you want to hide or unhide some of the #icons from your #desktop on #Windows 10 PC? Check out 2 ways to hide or show #desktop #icons in #Windows 10.