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 it as an administrator in any Windows version. There is nothing in Control Panel except shortcuts to programs and administrator tools such as Programs & 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 want to open the Control Panel as admin, it is possible to create a shortcut 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:-
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 a name you typed above step 4. For my example, we have created a desktop shortcut of 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