You might be in the same boat as I was. You want to run a command prompt as administrator but just can’t find where you can right click the cmd application and say “run as administrator”.
Well I found out a trick to run the cmd prompt as administrator on Windows 8. To pull off this “trick” you need to get out of the Metro UI. Once back at the old desktop view you want to click explorer and then click on C: to highlight the hard drive.
While the drive is highlighted (won’t work if you don’t highlight it) you then need to click “File” on the ribbon bar. Select “Open command prompt” and then “Open command prompt as administrator”.
Voila. You now have a command prompt window that is running as the true administrator.
UPDATE – You can also just start typing in the Windows 8 Metro UI “cmd” and right click the cmd icon and say “Run as Administrator” and it will also work. This is now my favorite way of accessing the app.