How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

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If you want to find out how to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10, this is the article for you. By default, Windows 10 applications do not run with administrator privileges. This is to protect your computer from malicious codes that can find their way into your PC through these apps when granted admin privileges.

The truth is administrator privileges make your computer vulnerable to any app you grant that privilege to, but sometimes, it may be a necessary step. Usually, Command Prompt and Powershell are the two apps that often require to be run in administrator mode.

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

If you are trying to find out if an app is running in administrator mode, the program will most times tell you. In the image below, for instance, the Command Prompt is running in administrator mode. The title bar reads “Administrator”, with the prompt set to “C:\Windows\system32”.

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

In the image below, Command Prompt is running normally without administrator privileges;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

So, let’s dive right into the process of setting your apps and programs to always run in administrator mode on Windows 10.

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Run each app or program in Administrator mode

How to always run as an Administrator? Just follow the steps below:

  • Right-click on the app you want to run from Windows Desktop or the Start Menu;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • A menu pops-up after right-clicking, click on “Run as administrator”, and the app will be granted administrator privileges.

Now, you don’t need to go through this method all the time. You can set your Windows 10 computer to always run programs as administrator if you are a power user, and you often use these apps (Powershell and Command Prompt). Right-clicking all the time can be tedious, and we want to save you that stress.

Always run a program in Administrator mode

To do this, first, disable User-access control (UAC). Once you disable UAC on your Windows 10, all your apps will run on administrative mode. Follow the steps below to do this:

  • Navigate to the Start Menu and search for “UAC”. Click on “Change User Account Control settings”;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • Drag the vertical slider to the bottom until the instruction changes to “Never notify me when…”;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • Click “Ok” to apply the changes. However, if you want a specific program to always run in administrative mode, below are the steps;
  • Find the program from the Start menu. You can search for it using the search box. Let’s use Command Prompt, for instance;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • Click on “Open file location” on the right or right-click on the program, and from the menu, click on “Open file location”;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • The location of the program opens in the File Manager. Look for the program’s icon and right-click;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • Click on “Properties”;
  • Navigate to the “Shortcut” tab;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • Click on “Advanced”;

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

How to always run a program in Administrator mode in Windows 10

  • Check the box next to “Run as administrator” and then click “Ok”. Click”Ok” again to exit the “Properties” screen.

Use keyboard shortcuts

From the Start Menu, find the program you want to open with administrator privileges using the search box. On your keyboard press “Ctrl + Shift” and then click it. The chosen program will open in Administrator Mode.

Important Things to Note before running programs in Administrator Mode

You must know that you have to disable user-access control on your first attempt, or else the window will still pop-up even if you have set the programs to always run in Administrator Mode.

You should also know that the methods and steps that we used in this article can be followed for earlier versions of Windows if you want to always run programs in administrator mode on them.

Wrap Up

We have highlighted different methods for running a program in Administrator Mode on Windows 10. Whether you are just a system administrator or a power user, it is important that you know these methods and how to use them appropriately.

Now that you know how to run as an Administrator in Windows 10, we hope you have figured out the best way for you to do it. Tell us your favorite method and if you have other suggestions, share them with us in the comment section.