October 15, 2015

How To run a program in administrator mode of Windows 10

If you're sick of seeing those UAC pop-ups,
you can get rid of them by setting programs to
run in administrator mode by default.



How To run a program in administrator mode of Windows 10



Some of our Windows 10 tips involve tweaking
the Registry (for example, this tip on how to get rid of default cloud service icons in File
Explorer) or running a few lines of code in the Command Prompt or the Windows
PowerShell.



If you're beyond basic Windows 10 customization -- and comfortable working in
the Registry or the Command Prompt --
you've probably noticed that you can't run
programs as an administrator by default.
Instead, you have to right-click on the
shortcut in the Start menu, click Run as administrator, and then click Yes when the User Account Control (UAC) window pops up.



This is the case even if you have an
administrator's account. It's a minor
inconvenience, but if you're in the middle of
adjusting your system, it can get pretty
annoying.



Here's how to set a program to always run in
administrator mode, so you don't have to go
through the UAC warning every time you want
to use the Run command box. Remember --
the UAC warning is there to keep you from
inadvertently making big changes to your system, so it's important that you only apply
this tip to programs you're completely
comfortable using.



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Step 1: Open the Start menu and click All apps. Find the program you want to always run in administrator mode and right-click on
the shortcut. In the pop-up menu, click Open file location. Only desktop programs (not native Windows 10 apps) will have this option.



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Step 2: A File Explorer window will open to the location of the program you want to access.
Right-click on the program and click Properties from the pop-up menu.



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Step 3: In the Properties window, click the Shortcut tab and then click Advanced...



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Step 4: In the Advanced Properties window, check the box next to Run as administrator and click OK.



Step 5: The program will now open in administrator mode when you click the
shortcut from the Start menu.



You'll need to repeat these steps for each program you
want to have this feature.

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