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Windows 10 and Windows 11 Tips and Tricks: How to Enter Task Manager as Admin

Suppose you are using Windows 11 or Windows 10 on your laptop or PC and want to perform specific tasks that require admin privileges. In that case, you can enter Task Manager as Admin using a graphical option, a command-line option, as well as by creating a desktop shortcut. We’ll show you how to do that on Windows 10 and 11. Enter task manager as Admin is the same process in Windows 10 and 11.

Use the first and second methods below for single instances where you want Task Manager with admin rights. To always run the utility with admin privileges, use the third method in this guide.

Command Prompt: 1st Medthod

To quickly launch Task Manager as administrator, use an option in your PC’s Start menu.

  • First, open the “Start” menu and search for “Task Manager.” When you see the utility in the search results, right-click it and select “Run as Administrator.”
  • You’ll see a “User Account Control” prompt. Here, enter your admin account’s password and press Enter.
  • Your Task Manager instance is now open with full admin rights, and you may carry out your tasks requiring special privileges.

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The Start Menu: 2nd Method

To use a command to enter Task Manager as admin, first, open your “Start” menu and search for “Command Prompt.”

  • Right-click the “Command Prompt” utility and select “Run as administrator” from the menu.
  • In the “User Account Control” prompt that opens, enter your admin password and press Enter. Then, on the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter: Task manager
  • Task Manager will open with full admin rights.


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