How to run Control Panel as Administrator in Windows 10/8/7?

To perform the administrative task on Windows 10/8/7, we often open Command Prompt as an administrator. It is also possible to run Control Panel as an administrator in Windows 10/8/7; unfortunately, there is no direct way to open Control Panel as an administrator in any Windows version. There is nothing in Control Panel except shortcuts to programs and administrator tools such as Programs and Features and Folder Options. Control Panel contains links or various built-in programs of Windows, and hence Microsoft has not provided any direct way to run Control Panel as administrator.

But, if you perform administrative tasks through Control Panel by signing in to your Windows, you might be interested in running it as an administrator.

If you really want to open Control Panel as admin, it is possible to create a shortcut of the Control Panel on your desktop and then configure them to launch the shortcut as administrator.

How to run Control Panel as Administrator in Windows 10/8/7?

To open the Control Panel with elevated privilege in Windows 10. 8 or Win 7, perform the below-mentioned steps:-

1.  Right-click on the free space of the desktop, select New, and then click Shortcut to open the Create Shortcut wizard.

  1. In the “Type the location of the item” box, type the following path:-

%windir%\System32\control.exe

  1. Click the Next button.

  2. In the box “Type a name for this shortcut,” type a useful name such as “Administrative Control Panel.”

  1. Click the Finish button.

Once you complete the above steps, you will see a shortcut icon of the Control Panel on the desktop with a name you typed above step 4. For my example, we have created a desktop shortcut of Control Panel with the name Administrative Control Panel.

6. Perform a right-click on the Control Panel shortcut and select the option Run as administrator to open the Control Panel with administrative privilege.
7. If you want to open the Control Panel with admin rights by just double-clicking on it, then right-click on the Control Panel shortcut and select the Properties option from the drop-down menu.
8. Switch to the Shortcut tab.
9. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Properties dialog.
10. Check the option labeled “Run as administrator” in the “Advanced Properties” dialog box.
  1. Click OK.
  2. Click Apply.

13 Click OK.

That’s it!

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