What Are Admin Commands?


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Admin commands are computer command prompts that can only be executed by someone with administrator privileges. Most commands can be executed without admin privileges, but some that allow the user to alter the files that an operating system needs to function can only be run by an administrator.

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To run an admin command on a personal computer, the user must first give herself administrator privileges. This can be done on a PC by right-clicking on the "Command Prompt" item under "Windows System." Select "Run as Administrator" from the list that appears. Choose "Yes" when prompted. A command window appears that accepts admin commands.

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