Vista - running programs with an elevated command prompt

· June 4, 2008

I just ran into an problem with installing a program on my Vista machine. That particular program needed to be installed from “an elevated command prompt”. That is; a command prompt running as administrator.

There are a number of ways to do this and they are all covered here. That article talks about how to run the command prompt in an elevated mode and my favorite trick is to:

  • type CMD in Start->Run…
  • hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER - which is the shortcut to run things as administrator
  • Viola! - you’re running as admin ;)

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