Windows 7 by default runs most applications with least privilege access (non-admin) in an attempt to keep both malicious virus code and inexperienced end users from damaging the system. In most cases, this is a VERY good thing. However, more geeky groovyReaders may need an app to run as an Administrator for various reasons.
Although running Apps as an Admin can be accomplished using a simple right click, it’s also possible to set an app to ALWAYS run as Administrator thus saving a few clicks here and there! Here, let me show you how!
How To Automatically Run Any Application An Administrator In Windows 7
1. Right-Click the Program Shortcut you would like to run as an administrator. Click Properties from the context menu.
Note: In the case of Shortcuts pinned to the Taskbar you will need to Right-Click the Taskbar icon and then Right-Click the program name from the jump list.
2. Once you are in the Properties menu, Click the Shortcut tab at the top. Then Click the Advanced button.
3. Click the checkbox for Run as administrator, then Click OK to finish.
Now your shortcut will automatically run your program in administrator mode without any extra steps or without asking for special permission. The only thing that can get in your way now is the Windows 7 UAC which is simple to adjust.