Running a program or application as administrator in Windows 10 is simple and we'll show you how, but you might not want to do it every time. We'll also show you how to make sure you always run a program as administrator in Windows 10.

The simple way to run a program as an administrator in Windows 10 is to find the app you want to open in the Start Menu, right click and select 'Run as administrator' within the More section (above). However, this only does it once but you might want to open that application as an administrator every time.

See how to do this below and repeat the process for any programs you want to always run as administrator. Make sure you only do this with applications with that you trust and know how to use. It's not by default and gives you a warning to avoid big and unwanted changes being made to your system. See more Windows how to articles.

How to run programs as an administrator in Windows 10

Step One

Find the app in the Start Menu under All apps as you would have done before.

All apps

Step Two

Click Open file location from within the More menu.

Open file location

Step Three

Right click on the program and select Properties.


Step Four

Click Advanced within the Shortcut tab which is the default one.


Step Five

Tick the Run as administrator box and click Ok.

Run as administrator

Step Six

Click Ok on the main properties window and click Continue. You may need your administrator to approve the change if you do not have sufficient privileges.