Security is very important on any operating system, including Windows. By default, in Windows 10 if you run an application, the application runs without admin permissions, so the application cannot do anything arbitrarily. However, there are times when we have to run the application with Administrator privileges by running Run as Administrator.
In this article, I try to give you many ways to use “Run as Administrator”. So, you can run applications or programs as administrators in various conditions.
1. Using CTRL + SHIFT + Click
I will introduce the fastest way first which you can use for use in almost all conditions. We already know that you can use the Start Menu to run any application by typing the name of the application. But with a combination of keyboard keys, you can Run as an Administrator quickly and easily.
If you find an application shortcut or you use the Start Menu, please press CTRL + SHIFT + Click on the shortcut.
2. Using Start Menu search results
In my opinion, running applications through the Start Menu search is the fastest way. In addition to running the application in normal mode, you can also run it as an admin easily.
Please press the Start button on the keyboard and start directly typing the application you want to run. In the right pane, you can click “Run as Administrator” as shown above.
3. Using the Context Menu
This method is probably the most commonly used, but I put it in this number because the previous number is easier for me. Context Menu can be accessed by right-clicking the application shortcut. After right-clicking, you can click “Run as Administrator” to run it with admin privileges.
If you right-click through the shortcut in the Start Menu, it looks a little different. Right-click on the application then navigate to More > Run as Administrator.
If you find the application in File Explorer, there will be a new menu in File Explorer “Application Tools” when you click on the application. Then, you just click “Run as administrator”.
5. Through the Run . window
Run allows us to run the application, provided we know what the file name of the application is. To start, please type the name of the executable file and press CTRL + Shift on the keyboard, and click OK.
6. Via New Task in Task Manager
Windows Task Manager is also capable of running new applications. Please open the Task Manager by pressing the CTRL + Shift + Esc keys on your keyboard. Then, click the File menu > Run new Task. Then, type the name of the executable file of the application you want to run and put a checkmark on “Create this task with administrative privileges.”. If so, click OK.
7. Set certain applications to always run with the Admin level
You can also set certain applications to always run as Administrators. The trick is to open File Explorer then find the application you want to run as Admin. Then, right-click on the file and click “Properties”.
Then, on the “Compatibility” tab, check “Run this program as an administrator” as shown above. If so, click OK.
You can also do this for shortcuts on the desktop. Please right-click on the shortcut and click “Properties”. Then on the “Shortcut” tab, click “Advanced…”. Next, put a checkmark on “Run as administrator” as shown above.
It turns out that there are many ways to “Run as administrator” in Windows
By running the application as Administrator, the application is able to do more things. However, it should be noted that you should not run all your applications as Admin. Only run to applications that you think are safe. Then, do you have another way? Let’s share your method here, who knows I may add it to the article!