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An easier way to run elevated

If you are using Windows Vista with User Account Control enabled and you frequently run applications as administrator (or run elevated), this tip will surely come in handy.

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In the "Start Search" box, type the name of the application you wish to run elevated - for example: "cmd.exe", "Notepad", or "Windows Mail".
  3. Hold CTRL+SHIFT on your keyboard and then press Enter.

You will then receive a User Account Control prompt asking you whether or not you want to run the application.

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