[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 9 Ways to Fix Apps Not Opening on Windows 11 #Apps won't open on #Windows 11? Try out these #troubleshooting tips to fix the #apps not opening issue on #Windows 11. Top 9 Ways to Fix Photoshop Lag on Windows Slow #Photoshop behavior may lead to unproductive hours throughout the day. Here's how you can fix Photoshop lag on #Windows. How to Change Color of an Object in Photoshop It's quite easy to change the color of an object in #Photoshop. Here are a couple of ways to do so in Photoshop for #Windows. How to Make Use of Find and Replace on Microsoft Word If you would like to find a certain text or phrase in your #Microsoft #Word document and replace with an alternative, then the Find and Replace feature is what you should try. Top 5 Ways to Fix Images Not Opening in Outlook Are you facing issues with #images not opening in #Outlook? Here's how you can fix the problem on Outlook #Windows, Mac, and the web. 2 Best Ways to Merge Microsoft Word Documents Need a quick and easy method of merging #Word #documents together instead of the tiring copy and paste method? Check out the two features on #Microsoft #Word that can help. How to Disable Microsoft Teams in Windows 11 Here's how you can disable #Microsoft Teams from your #Windows 11 PC. Top 8 Ways to Improve Gaming Performance on Windows 11 Are you noticing a sluggish gaming experience following the #Windows 11 update? Here are 8 best tips to improve gaming performance on #Windows 11.