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Run As Administrator

You know what I find frustrating? When I’m logged into Windows Vista or 7 as the administrator, but find that I still can’t run something because it says that I need “Administrative Privileges”.

What gives? Aren’t I the administrator already?

Well, some programs like the Command Prompt, Task Scheduler, and Regedit which haven’t been fully updated to work with Vista or 7, need elevated privileges in order to function properly. The good news is that there’s a quick and easy way to run these programs as “Administrator”, and I’m going to show you how right now.

Click Start and type in the name of the program in question that needs the admin privileges. I’ll use the command prompt as my example.


Once you have the program pulled up, just right-click on it and choose “Run as administrator”.


And there you have it!