Windows 10: Lost ability to right click, run as Adminsitrator on Start menu search

  1.    10 Jan 2016 #1

    Lost ability to right click, run as Adminsitrator on Start menu search

    When I press/click on Start, and then type 'Power' for instance to get PowerShell, I want to right click and Run as administrator. Somehow that is gone. I can only Pin to Start. Did updates, reboots, etc. I cannot even click and drag icons from the Start menu - just has a red X. I had to make a shortcut on the desktop to run PowerShell as an admin. It works on another Windows 10 machine no issues.

    Wondering if anyone has any thoughts.
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       10 Jan 2016 #2

    I don't have an answer for you.
    Just want to offer an alternative if you do not want a desktop shortcut for it........
    Right click at Start > Command Prompt (Admin|0 > type powershell > Enter

    That is your Powershell Run As Admin.
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  3.    10 Jan 2016 #3

    I did a system restore back to nearly a month ago....and now it works. Wish I had an idea of what caused it. About to run updates again and see if it disappears again.
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  4. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       10 Jan 2016 #4

    If you want to open PowerShell as administrator, instead of clicking it, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, or hold Ctrl+Shift and click it.
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