Run as administrator on Windows 8.1

Run as administrator on Windows 8.1

Some programs may require administrative rights to run properly on your computer. In this article we will show you how to launch a program in administrator mode on Windows 8.1.

How to run a program as an administrator?

From the Desktop:

  • To launch a program as an administrator from the desktop:
  • Right-click on the program's icon > Run as administrator:

Configure the application to run as administrator by default:

  • Right-click on the program's icon > Properties
  • Go to the Security tab and check "Run this program as an administrator"

From the command prompt:

  • Click on the Windows icon at the lower left of the search and type in the search bar: command prompt
  • The command prompt application will be displayed below the search bar
  • Right-click on it and select: Run as administrator
  • Launch the program you want from the console
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