How to open a high PowerShell prompt on Windows 10

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Recently, Windows 10 users who have experienced problems may have spent a lot of time running a particular command in PowerShell to solve a particular problem. While most of us are familiar with the command prompt and know how to run the command prompt as an administrator, few of us seem to know how to open a high PowerShell command prompt. I learned this from the various comments I read here and in our forum. So today I will show you how to open a high PowerShell prompt and run it as an administrator under Windows 10.

Windows 10 comes with PowerShell v 5. It is a command line shell and scripting language based on the.NET framework, designed for system administrators, IT professionals and developers.

Open a raised PowerShell prompt

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See now the result of Windows PowerShell displayed above. Right-click and select Run as administrator.

The UAC prompt will ask for your consent. Click Yes and the command prompt opens.

A high PowerShell prompt displays Administrator: Windows PowerShell at the top of the command prompt.


  1. You can also open the Task Manager > File > Perform New Task menu. Type powerhell and select the Create this task with administrative rights check box and click OK to open a high PowerShell prompt.
  2. Press Shift+Ctrl+Ctrl+Alt, then click the PowerShell icon to open PowerShell as administrator.

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Bonus Tip: Do you know which version of PowerShell you are using?

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