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How to Open Command prompt with administrator privileges

Windows 8


  • On the desktop
  • Press Windows Logo Key + X
  • Click on Command Prompt (Admin)


Windows 7 / Vista

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  • Go to start menu
  • In the start menu search box, type : Command Prompt
  • Right click the command prompt
  • Click on Run as administrator

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