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.
- Click on the Start button.
- In the "Start Search" box, type the name of the application you wish to run elevated - for example: "cmd.exe", "Notepad", or "Windows Mail".
- 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.