Run Task Manager as another user (administrator)

From the Run prompt (Win+r) type the following and run it:

runas /user:Administrator taskmgr

Change "Administrator" to whatever user you want to run it as. You will then be prompted to enter the password of that user.

  1. Run command prompt as administrator in the right click menu on command prompt icon

  2. Type taskmgr in the command prompt.

The simplest way is to create a shortcut on the desktop. You can do this from the User account. In Explorer navigate to:


Copy and paste to the desktop as a link, or drag and drop whilst holding down .

To use it, right click, runas, and select the desired user/password.