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7 Ways to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. You may have seen many of my tutorials where I have mentioned the use of PowerShell. Still, many people are not aware of how to open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10. While most of us are aware with Command Prompt and how to open elevated Command Prompt but not many of the users are aware of the use of the Windows PowerShell.

7 Ways to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

The Windows PowerShell is an advanced version of Command Prompt which has ready to use cmdlets (pronounced “command-let”) which can be used to troubleshoot various issues with the operating system. PowerShell includes more than one hundred basic core cmdlets, and you can also write your own cmdlets. Anyway, without wasting any time, let’s see How to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

7 Ways to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10 Search

1. Search for Windows Powershell in the search bar and click on Run as Administrator.

In the Windows search type Powershell then right-click on Windows PowerShell

2. If you wish to open unelevated PowerShell, then click on it from the search result.

Method 2: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Start Menu

1. Press Windows Key to open Start Menu.

2. Now Scroll down to the bottom of the list where you will find Windows PowerShell folder.

3. Click on the above folder to expand its content, now right-click on Windows PowerShell and select Run as Administrator.

Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Start Menu | 7 Ways to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

Method 3: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Run Window

1. Press Windows Key + R then type powershell and hit Enter.

Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Run Window

2. Windows PowerShell will launch, but if you want to open elevated PowerShell then type the following command into PowerShell window and hit Enter:

Start-Process PowerShell -Verb runAs

Method 4: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Task Manager

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.

2. From the Task Manager menu, click on File, then select “Run new task“.

Click on File from Task Manager Menu then press & hold the CTRL key and click on Run new task

3. Now type powershell and checkmark “Create this task with administrative privileges” and click OK.

Open Elevated Windows PowerShell from Task Manager

Method 5: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in File Explorer

1. Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer then navigate to the folder or drive where you want to open the PowerShell.

2. Now from the File Explorer ribbon click on File then hover your mouse on “Open Windows PowerShell” then click Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.

Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in File Explorer

OR

1. Navigate to the following location in the File Explorer:

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0

2. Right-click on powershell.exe then select Run as Administrator.

Navigate to WindowsPowerShell folder in C Drive and open PowerShell | 7 Ways to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

Method 6: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Command Prompt

1. Press Windows Key + Q to bring up search then type Command Prompt then right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

Note: You can open Elevated Command Prompt using any method you like.

2. Now type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

powershell

Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Command Prompt

Method 7: Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Win + X Menu

1. Go to Start menu search and type PowerShell and click on the search result.

Go to Start menu search and type “PowerShell” and click on the search result

2. If you don’t see PowerShell in the Win + X menu then press Windows Key + I to open Settings.

3. Now click on Personalization then from the left-hand menu select Taskbar.

4. Make sure to Enable the toggle under “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key + X“.

Enable Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key + X

5. Now again follow step 1 to open Elevated Windows PowerShell.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 10 you have but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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