So, you probably already know about the option to right-click on an application in Windows 10 and being able to choose “Run as Administrator.” But, what if you want to run as a different user entirely?
With a quick registry edit, you can add the following “Run as a different user” option to Windows 10 apps. This doesn’t work for Windows Universal Apps, just apps that are executed with a .exe extension (example: Microsoft Word). Microsoft considers these types of app as legacy apps.
Registry key path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
Registry value: ShowRunasDifferentuserinStart (DWORD value)
Registry value data: 1 (hexadecimal)
After applying the registry modification, you’ll need to reboot the PC. After reboot the “Run as a different user” option will be available from the right-click menu…
When you click to use the “Run as a different user” option, you’ll be prompted for alternate credentials…