Run Program As Administrator In Windows 8

At times, we need to run an application with administrator rights in Windows. If you are one of the millions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 user, you probably know how important it is run a program with admin privileges to access and change advanced system settings.

Run Program As Administrator In Windows 8

But in Windows 8, right-clicking on a program in the Start screen won’t display Run as administrator option. While Run as administrator option is available when you right-click on a program shortcut on the desktop, the same option doesn’t appear when you right-click on program shortcut in the Start screen. So, how to run a program with admin rights in Windows 8? Here is how:

 

Run Program As Admin In Windows 8

Step 1: Switch to the Metro Start screen and start typing the program’s name to see your program under Applications list.

Run Program As Administrator In Windows 8 Step7

Step 2: Right-click on the program name to see Advanced option.

 

Step 3: Click on Advanced and then select Run as administrator option.

Run Program As Administrator In Windows 8 Step9

 

Tip: You can also use the good old hotkey (Ctrl + Shift + Enter) method to run a program with admin rights. That is, for example, type CMD in Start screen and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to open elevated Command Prompt.

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Comments

  1. Jim Baker says

    But how do you run “Services” as administrator in 8.1 since search no longer shows results under ‘Apps”? Search now displays it in a list as ‘View Local Services”. Just highlight the selection if it isn’t the first in the list, then CTRL-Shift-Enter starts the prompt for administrator logon.

  2. Drew says

    If you go to the actual program in your Program Files folder, then you can right click on it, go to Properties->Compatibility->”Run as administrator”, check that box, then the associated icon on the start menu will always run as admin.

  3. SandeepSandy says

    Here another alternative to Open IE in Win8 as Admin:
    1. On Taskbar right click on Internet Explore
    2. It will show following Options in menu
    Unpin this program from taskbar
    Close all Windows
    Internet Explorer
    3. Again right click on Internet Explorer with in that menu and click on “Run As Admin”
    Done!! :)

  4. not in my house says

    no it does not work ..

    Cannot do anything right click on ANY application

    This is the most hateful #$%@#$ program ms has ever done.

    I will now start refusing to work on these P.O.S.

  5. admin says

    Yes, that Ctrl + Shift + Enter always works. But not all users are comfortable with hotkeys.:)

  6. One WhoKnows says

    HAVE YOU TRIED:
    Tip: You can also use the good old hotkey (Ctrl + Shift + Enter) method to run a program with admin rights. That is, for example, type CMD in Start screen and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to open elevated Command Prompt.

    It doesn’t work in windows 8.
    Windows 8 Pro – Built 9200

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