The Task Manager tool allows you to monitor system activities, check PC performance and perform many tasks. However, to carry out certain procedures, you will have to use Task Manager as an administrator.
To use the Task Manager tool as an administrator, first you need to use an administrator account, then you need to do a very simple operation.
You can start Task Manager as an administrator in 3 different ways, in the following paragraphs you will find all the procedures described in detail.
How to start task manager as administrator
As mentioned above, you can launch Task Manager as an administrator in 3 different ways: using the Start Menu, from the Terminal, or by adding an icon to your desktop.
Below you will find all the procedures described step by step, so after reading the article, choose the one that best suits your needs.
To launch and use Task Manager as an administrator, the easiest way is to use the Start menu. The steps to take are very simple:
- Type in the Windows search field “Task Manager”;
- Click on the entry “Run as administrator”present on the right side of the Start menu;
- Click on “Yes” when required.
To start Task Manager as an administrator from the terminal, the procedure is slightly longer, but still very simple, here’s what you need to do:
- Press from keyboard WIN+X or right-click on the Start button;
- Click on the entry “Terminal (admin)”if you are using Windows 10 click on the entry “Windows PowerShell (Administrator)”;
- Click on “Yes”;
- In the terminal window type the following command:
- Awards ENTER.
After a few moments you will launch Task Manager with administrator privileges.
If you have to use Task Manager as an administrator often, I suggest adding an icon to your desktop that will allow you to launch the tool as an administrator really quickly. Don’t worry, creating desktop shortcuts is pretty simple, here’s what you need to do:
- Type in the Windows search field “Activity Management”;
- Click on the entry “Open file path”;
- After a few moments, a window will open “File Explorer” and you will see the tool icon, so right click on it;
- From the context menu that opens, select the item “Send to” and then click on the entry “Desktop (create shortcut)”;
Note: If you’re using Windows 11, to view the entry “Send to”you will have to click on the entry first “Show more options” present in the new context menu of Windows 11.
- Locate the newly created icon on the desktop and click on it;
- From the context menu that opens, click on the item “Property”;
- Select tab “Connection”;
- Click on the button “Advanced”;
- Put a check next to the option “Run as administrator”then click the button “OK”;
- Click the button “Apply” and then click the button “OK”.
At this point, to start Task Manager as an administrator, just double-click the icon on the desktop.