Sometimes you have to perform some tasks while using Windows 8.1 where the execution by Command Prompt is necessary such as if you are activating the hibernate mode in Windows 8.1 or sometimes if you are preparing a bootable Flash drive. So, there are certain necessary tasks a user can perform by running command prompt as an Administrator.
There are various ways you can follow for doing so and a shortcut as well. First I would like to mention a proper way that can be used for this purpose and later I would mention the shortcut you can use to run command prompt as an administrator.
Method 1 to Open Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 8.1
Step 1: First, you need to click the “File Explorer” icon that can be found on the taskbar next to the “Start” button. A screen will appear before you where you will find all of the drives on your system. You need to click on the C: Drive.
Step 2: Here you will see the content of C: Drive where you need to select the icon “Windows” to proceed further.
Step 3: Now you will be in Windows menu. You need to click the folder “WinSxS”. It can be found at the bottom of the list of all folders.
Step 4: Here, search for a file known as “x86_microsoft-windows-commandprompt”. Once you get it, you need to click on it.
Step 5: Now a screen will appear before you where you will find two icons. Right click on the second icon “Command Prompt” and select the option to send its shortcut to the desktop.
Step 6: You will see a shortcut of Command Prompt on your desktop screen. You need to right click on it and select “Properties”.
Step 7: Now you will be in Command Prompt properties were in the Comment box you need to write “Perform text based (Command Line) functions”. And click on the “Advanced” tab that is below the “Comment” box.
Step 8: In “Advanced” category, check the box before “Run as Administrator” and click “OK” to save the changes.
Shortcut to Open Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 8.1
If you do not want to follow a long process discussed above, you can also follow a shortcut to run it as administrator.
Step 1: Click the “Start” button to go to the Metro Start Screen.
Step 2: Here, you will find a small down arrow at the bottom of the screen on the right side. Click on this arrow to move ahead to the “Apps Section”.
Step 3: In the Apps section you can swipe to the right to look for Command Prompt app. Once you get it, you need to right click on the app. Some options will appear at the bottom of your screen. You need to select “Run as Administrator” option as it has been shown in the image below.