Run as administrator start menu keyboard trick



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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Dylan Austin


Whenever I have a problem, I sing. Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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