How to run a program as Administrator in Windows 8

Posted in: Windows 8 , 2 Comments

Sometimes we need to run a program / app as administrator. Admin privilege is required to access and change advance settings of the program.

In earlier versions of windows (vista, windows 7), right click the program and select run as administrator to run the program as administrator. But in windows 8 there is no such option in right click menu.

How to run a program as Administrator in Windows 8

  • Take your mouse to bottom left hand corner to pop out Start Panel. Now click Search.
    Windows 8 search
  • This will open Search Apps windows and will list most commonly used apps. Search for the app if its not listed there.
    Search apps in windows 8
  • Right click the app icon which you want to run as administrator. After right click, a check mark will appear on the icon.
    Apps in windows 8
  • And at the bottom you will get Advanced option this App. Click on the Advanced icon and select Run as administrator.
    windows 8 run as administrator
Keyboard Shortcut:
Search the app and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run this app as administrator.

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2 Responses to How to run a program as Administrator in Windows 8

  1. hippypig says:

    so many additional steps just to do one single thing?

  2. Chad Geezy says:

    Sometimes The Gordonator just doesn’t know ALL

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