Beginner: How to Run an Application as Administrator in Windows 8

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Windows 8 does away with the Start Menu we all know and love, and introduces a more “immersive” Start Screen. Since there’s no context menu on the Start Screen you may be wondering how to run applications as administrator–here’s how.

Running a Application as Administrator on Windows 8

In order to launch an a Metro application we first have to be on the Start Screen, if you are not here you can quickly press the Windows key to switch to it.

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Next we need to select the application that we want to run as administrator, to do this we right-click on it.

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If you look to the bottom of the screen, you will see a run as administrator button, click it.

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You should see a UAC prompt now, just click yes to launch the application. That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+