General Open Elevated Windows Terminal as Administrator in Windows 11

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Windows Terminal is included by default in Windows 11.

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

See also: An overview on Windows Terminal

This tutorial will show you different ways to open an elevated Windows Terminal to Run as Administrator in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Win+X Quick Link Menu
  • Option Two: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Start Menu
  • Option Three: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Search
  • Option Four: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Task Manager
  • Option Five: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Run


EXAMPLE: Windows Terminal (Admin)

You can select which shell to open in Windows Terminal (Admin).


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OPTION ONE

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Win+X Quick Link Menu


1 Open the Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Windows Terminal (Admin).

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OPTION TWO

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Start Menu


1 Open the Start menu, and click/tap on All apps. (see screenshot below)

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2 Right click or press and hold on Windows Terminal. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on More.

4 Click/tap on Run as administrator.

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OPTION THREE

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Search


1 Open Windows Search (Win+S). (see screenshots below)

2 Type Windows Terminal into the Search box.

3 Click/tap on the expand arrow for Windows Terminal

4 Click/tap on Run as administrator.

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OPTION FOUR

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Task Manager


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2 Click/tap on File on the menu bar, and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)

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3 Type wt into the "Create new task" dialog. (see screenshot below)

4 Check Create this task with administrative privileges.

5 Click/tap on OK.

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OPTION FIVE

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Run


1 Open Run (Win+R). (see screenshot below)

2 Type wt into Run..

3 Press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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In addition, you can also set a default shell if desired.


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