A simple question that I received via mail “How to run task manager as administrator in Windows 7”? The answer is fairly simple, all you need to know is the task manager executable name.

taskmanager run as admin

Method 1: Find Taskmgr.exe, Right-Click

1. Step The easiest way to run the task manager as administrator in Windows is to enter “taskmgr.exe” into the search fields (without the quotations and then right-click on the taskmgr.exe and finally click on Run as administrator, as seen below:

Run Task Manager With Administrator Rights

2. In Windows 8 you hit CTRL+F to search:

Run Task Manager With Administrator Rights

3. Step In Windows 10, simply use the search bar on your taskbar and enter taskmgr.exe

Alternative Methods: Use Elevated Command Prompt

1. Step Alternatively, you can open an elevated command prompt and then simply enter taskmgr.exe. Done.

2. Step Or simply go to C:\Windows\System32 and right-click on taskmgr.exe, then on Run as administrator.