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Cannot run explorer.exe in elevated mode on Windows 10

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I cannot run explorer.exe in elevated mode on Windows 10.

How I go about it:
1. I start Task Manager as Administrator
2. I then shut down the active explorer.exe process
3. I then start explorer.exe with administrative priviliges
4. I verify the elevated property column in the Details tab of the Task Manager to see if explorer runs elevated or not and it doesn't so far.

What I have tried already:
- I deleted the RunAs registry key under Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{CDCBCFCA-3CDC-436f-A4E2-0E02075250C2} but still no luck
- When I open any other executable this way I do get elevated mode, but not with explorer.exe

Any tips?
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No need to muck in the Registry.

You should be logged into the Windows 10 as a member of the administrators group and UAC should be ON.

Then right click on Explorer.exe (in c:\Windows) and Run as Administrator.   Works here.
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As simple as that! Thanks a lot.
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Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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