Run as administrator start menu keyboard trick

Posted in Windows Vista by Steve Sinchak

If you are like me and use the search box in the new Start Menu in Windows Vista as a run box, you can run any command you type in as an administrator by holding down CTRL + Shift and then pressing Enter.

Say you want to start command prompt as administrator:

  1. Click start button
  2. Key in cmd
  3. Press and hold down CTRL and Shift and then hit Enter
  4. Command prompt now be run as administrator
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