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Windows 8 tips: Advanced menu options



If you need to run the command prompt as an Administrator then your instant reaction will probably be to reach for the Start menu. Before becoming annoyed a microsecond later when you remember it’s no longer there.

It’s good to see that Microsoft has provided a simple alternative, then – just click the File menu in Explorer and click Open command prompt > Open command prompt as administrator.




And while you’re there, make note of the other advanced new options also on that menu: you can open a new window in a new process, open Explorer, and even delete your Recent Places and Address Bar histories with a click.