Now that I’ve finally made the leap to install Windows Vista on my home computer, I thought it might be useful to dig through some old (and new) guides to keep Vista from annoying me as much as it did when I first tried it out in beta. Luckily, things are going much more smoothly this time. Here’s a helpful tip from the How-To Geek about how to run a command as an Administrator from the Vista Run box.
FYI: The Run option is not enabled by default on the Start Menu. You’ll either need to open it by using the Win + R key combination or by enabling it through the Taskbar Properties, using the steps below:
- Right click on the taskbar, then choose properties.
- Once in the “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” dialog, click the “Start Menu” tab, then click “Customize…”
- Scroll down to the “Run command” option, and check it.
- Close the dialog.
Now, you’ll have the “Run…” command back in your Start Menu, but it’s worth noting that the newer Vista “Start Search” bar is a lot more versatile than the older “Run…” command. In either case, from “Start Search” or from “Run…”, the following steps will help you to run a command as an administrator (from How-To Geek):
To try this out, go to the run box and type in something (cmd, for example)
Now instead of hitting the Enter key, use Ctrl+Shift + Enter. You will be prompted with the obnoxious User Account Control dialog… but it will then open up a command prompt in Administrator mode.
(full quoted article via: Run a Command as Administrator from the Windows Vista Run box)
There ye be. =)