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Opening an Elevated PowerShell Window

A lot of times when I’m describing the steps to some technical goal I mention you need to run some stuff in an “elevated PowerShell window.”

What is an elevated PowerShell window, and how to you get/make/use it?

An elevated PowerShell window is a PowerShell window that is running with administrative rights. Generally it allows you to perform administrative tasks on the local machine.

To start an elevated PowerShell window, right click the Windows PowerShell shortcut and select Run as administrator.

Proceed with caution, you now have the ability to delete everything.

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