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Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

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Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

How do I "As a Administrator open a Command Prompt and run "SFC /SCANNOW"?
I can get the command prompt OK, I try to run the command and get the message "You must be administrator".
There is only one user of the PC.
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

Ctl-Shift-Enter
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

type cmd in the search box on the start menu and leave it a few seconds.  When cmd.exe appears in he programs list, right click it and select run as administrator
Kelly Dorset
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

@HP, @kelly, thanks
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

Quote from: Kelly
type cmd in the search box on the start menu and leave it a few seconds.  When cmd.exe appears in he programs list, right click it and select run as administrator

You get the award for most helpful tip! Thanks for that, it'll come in useful at some point!
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
MJN
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

With all due respect to Kelly for providing a correct (and obvious) answer, HPSauce's response is pure genuis. Who would've thought that terminating the command with CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER would run it with elevated privileges?! That's definitely one to make a mental note of.
Mathew
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

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Who would've thought

It's fairly well known - in certain circles.  Lips are sealed
MJN
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

I would never have found it out without being told.
Does this now make me a part of the circle?!
RPMozley
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Re: Win 7 run a DOS commnd as administrator.

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Does this now make me a part of the circle?!

Yeah, and death to anyone that tries to break out of it!  Grin
That's RPM to you!!