As an administrator, we often open elevated Command Prompt to perform administrative tasks on Windows 10/8/7. Windows 10/8/7 also allows you to run Control Panel as an administrator; however, it does not have a direct way to do so. Apart from shortcuts to programs and administrator tools like Programs & Features and Folder Options, there is nothing else in Control Panel. Due to the fact that the Control Panel contains links to various built-in Microsoft Windows programs, Microsoft does not provide a direct way to run the Control Panel as an administrator.
If you perform administrative tasks through Control Panel by signing in to Windows, you might want to run it as an administrator.
You can create a shortcut on your desktop and configure it to open the Control Panel as administrator if you want.
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:-
Step 1. Right-click on the free space of the desktop, select
Step 2. In the “Type the location of the item” box, type the following path:-
Step 3. Click the
Step 4. In the box “Type a name for this shortcut,” type a proper name such as “Administrative Control Panel.”
Step 5. Click the
Once you complete the above steps, you will see a shortcut icon of the Control Panel on the desktop with the name you typed above step 4. For my example, we have created a desktop shortcut for Control Panel named “Administrative Control Panel.”
Step 6. Perform a right-click on the Control Panel shortcut and select “Run as administrator” to open the Control Panel with administrative privilege.
Step 7. If you want to open the Control Panel with admin rights by just double-clicking on it, then right-click on its shortcut icon and select the
Step 8. In the Properties dialog box, switch to the
Step 9. Click the
Step 10. Check the option labeled
Step 11. Click
Step 12. Click
Step 13. Click