Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/194041/how-to-open-the-command-prompt-as-administrator-in-windows-8.1/
Normally, the command prompt can be opened as a regular user to run commands that don’t require administrative rights. However, if you need to run a command that requires administrative rights, you must open the command prompt window as administrator.
Another option is to right click on the desktop, select New > Shortcut, type cmd, then click Next, give it a name (or accept default), and click Finish.
Right click on the new shortcut, select Properties, click Advanced, select (tick) Run as administrator, click OK.
You'll end up with a desktop shortcut to open the command prompt as admin when required.
If you have a Command Prompt pinned to your taskbar (not much need now in Windows 8.x), holding Ctrl + Shift when clicking will have the same effect.
Also from the desktop you can press win + c for the charms cursor to search and repeat step 1 or eliminate the win+c step and press either win+s or win+q and repeat step 1. You can probably set up a voice command to do it also always a ton of redundancy built into Windows to accommodate for all level of users
I set cmd permanently to admin mode thru the advanced button in the properties of the program at the file location. I then pin it to the taskbar.
Why would anyone not want to use the Command Prompt in admin mode? Command Prompt is primarily there for admin tasks!
The same reason someone might want to run just about anything else as a non-admin. You can do a lot of non-admin stuff with CMD, and running it without elevation keeps you from accidentally doing (or being maliciously coerced into doing) admin stuff that could break your system while you're at it.
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