How to open PowerShell as administrator in Windows 10

Nowadays, most users are aware of the Command Prompt that is present in all versions of Windows. Undoubtedly this is one of the most dominant tools on the Windows Operating System. However, Windows support another powerful application, PowerShell, to perform a wide range of operations. Just sign in as an Administrator and you may run PowerShell to handle configuration and carry out task automation.

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PowerShell is task-based mechanization and a fully developed scripting tool that can accelerate the admin job. It instructs users to manage the device from the command line. In other words, you can say that PowerShell is an advanced form of cmd. Therefore in the coming days, it is quite possible that this tool can take the place of command prompt. So here are the five easy methods by following you can Open PowerShell as an administrator in Windows 10.

6 simplest way to open PowerShell as admin on Windows 10

Here is how to open Windows PowerShell having admin rights on the computer –

1. Using Cortana search bar

You can open this tool by using Cortana, available on the Taskbar on Windows 10.

  • Click on Cortana and type Powershell.
  • Here move to the right pane and select Run as Administrator.

PowerShell as Administrator

  • Select Run as Administrator.
  • Click on Yes to access UAC.

2. Using Run Command

  • Press Win + R hotkey to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type Powershell and click OK.

PowerShell as Administrator

Note- Windows PowerShell will open in normal mode.

  • Now, type the command-  Start-Process Powershell -verb runAs and hit Enter; Interface will switch in the administrator mode.

PowerShell as Administrator

  • Click Yes to give permission.

3. By using the Command Prompt

  • Go to Cortana and type Command Prompt.
  • Right-click on the result and select Run as administrator.
  • Give permission to UAC by clicking Yes.
  • On the running Window, type PowerShell.

PowerShell as Administrator

  • Press Enter.

4. By using the Power menu.

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. Click on Windows PowerShell (Admin).

PowerShell as Administrator

5. By using Task Manager

  1. Initially open the Task Manager by pressing ctrl + shift + Esc.
  2. Click on File, available in the top-left corner of the wizard.
  3. Hit Run new task option.
  4. Now, type PowerShell in the void box and tick the checkbox below the void space.

Create New task

6. By using Start Menu

  • Click on the start button; scroll down the menu list.
  • Explore the drop-down menu to the Windows PowerShell folder.
  • Now select this folder and it will expand.
  • Right-click on the Windows PowerShell option and select Run as Administrator. 

Using Start Menu

I hope now you know the 6 different ways of opening PowerShell on your system.

That would be all!