Show “Run as different user” Command in Windows 10 Start Screen

The “Run as different user” context menu option allows you to run bat, cmd, exe, msc or msi files as another user. This context menu option is not shown by default for Pinned items in Windows 10 Start screen, but can be added using a registry setting or Group Policy.

“Run as different user” – Show on Start in Windows 10

Start Regedit.exe and go to the following branch:




Create a DWORD value named ShowRunAsDifferentUserInStart and set its value data to 1. Exit the Registry Editor.

REG file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



This setting corresponds to the following Group Policy setting:

Administrative Templates | Start menu and Taskbar | Show "Run as different user" command on Start

You can configure this as per-user, or per-machine setting as required.

run as different user - add to windows 10 start

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

5 thoughts on “Show “Run as different user” Command in Windows 10 Start Screen”

  1. It sounds very simple but it does not work simply. I have already set up everything exactly like you mentioned above but the security windows did not prompt for credential (username & password). Any idea why and how to fix it?

  2. I can see in my regedit the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
    but the “Explorer” is missing…
    In “Windows” I can see (CloudContent/CurrentVersion/DataCollection)
    How can I find the explorer ?

  3. Windows 10

    WindowsStore.admx DisableStoreApps

    enabledValue is 0

    disabledValue is 1

    So to DisableStoreApps should be 0

    tenforums and others say to Disable Store Apps set to 1

    Could someone please enlighten me.


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