The settings app of Windows 11 allows you to customize your operating system according to your needs. However, you might occasionally need Windows Powershell as administrator to apply some specific changes on your computer. PowerShell is a powerful command-based tool specially designed for IT professionals and system administrators to control & automate the administration of Windows OS and other applications.
Windows 11 provides several ways to open Powershell as an administrator. We will review all the easy steps through which you can open Windows Powershell with elevated rights.
How to Open Windows PowerShell as an Administrator using Windows Search?
Step 1. Click on the
Step 2. In the top search bar, type
Step 3. Right-click on Windows PowerShell and select the
After completing the above steps, Windows PowerShell will open with administrative power.
How to Launch Windows PowerShell as an Administrator through Run Application?
To open the Windows PowerShell with administrator privileges from Run, do the following:-
Step 1. Press
Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and then press simultaneously
Now, Windows PowerShell will open with admin privileges.
How to Switch from PowerShell to PowerShell Admin on Windows 11?
If you are already working on Windows PowerShell and want to execute some administrative commands, there is no need to close the PowerShell window and reopen them as administrator. Type the following line and then press Enter from the keyboard:-
start-process powershell -verb runas
After executing the above command, a PowerShell window will appear with admin privileges. From the new window, you can run the administrative command. At the same time, the previous window will wait for non-administrative orders.
How to Open PowerShell Admin on Windows 11 from Windows Terminal?
Step 1. Press
Step 2. Now, click on the Windows Terminal (Admin) to open the Terminal app with elevated rights.
Step 3. If Windows Terminal opens at Command Prompt, click on the chevron menu and select
Here, you can execute the administrative commands on the Windows PowerShell profile.