Many times apps need administrator permission to work properly. Some apps and games might not work properly if you do not give them administrator permission. So how can you run a program as an administrator? In this article, we will discuss Windows 11 run as an administrator and how you can give administrator access to apps on Windows 11. 

What Is Run As Administrator?

Giving system-wide privileges to an application means allowing them to makes changes to the system. There is a feature called User account control that prevents unauthorized changes done to your system. System changes require administrator access, and apps will only make changes to the system when running as an administrator.

windows 11 run as administrator

You can only run a desktop app as an administrator. Applications like security software need administrator access to run properly, and you will have to give them administrator access. Suppose you access your PC from an account without administrator access. In that case, the UAC will ask you to enter the administrator password to launch the program as administrator.

Windows 11 Run As Administrator From The Start Menu

You can run a program as an administrator from the start menu. To do so, open the start menu and then search for the app that you want to run as administrator. Right-click on the app that you want to run, and then click on the Run As Administrator option to run the program as administrator.

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Windows 11 Run as Administrator Using Ctrl + Shift + Click

You can also run a program as an administrator using the Ctrl + Shift + Click combo. To do so, open the start menu of your PC. Now in the start menu, search for the app that you want to run as administrator. Instead of clicking on the app normally, press and hold the Ctrl + Shift combo, and while holding them, click on the app. This will run the program as administrator.

Windows 11 Run as Administrator From Desktop Shortcut

You can also run the program as administrator from its desktop shortcut. To run the program as an administrator, right-click on the app shortcut on the desktop. Now click on Run as administrator, and the app will run as administrator.

windows 11 run as administrator

Similarly, you can also run the program as an administrator from the taskbar. To do so, right-click on the taskbar shortcut of the app, and then click on Run as administrator. This will open the program as administrator.

Run as Administrator Windows 11 Using App Settings.

Type the name of the software that requires administrator access in the taskbar search area. Then, on the right side of the Search window, click or touch the “Run as administrator” option. In our case, it’s Android Studio.

Run as Administrator Windows 11 Using App Settings

Windows 11 Command Prompt Admin

If you want to ask your computer to do anything via the command line, you can use Command Prompt or PowerShell to launch a program as administrator. In the CMD or PowerShell window, type the following command, changing it to your needs:

runas /user:”your_computer_name\administrator_name” “C:\path\program.exe”

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Final Words

We hope this article helped clear your doubts about the Run as administrator option in Windows 11. Using above listed methods and steps mentioned in this article, you can run the program as an administrator.

Editor - An aspiring Web Entrepreneur and avid Tech Geek. He loves to cover topics related to iOS, Tech News, and the latest tricks and tips floating over the Internet.

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