PowerShell is a more effective command-line shell and scripting language than Command Prompt. That’s why Power Users and IT pros prefer to use Windows PowerShell.
If you are using Windows 10, you might prefer to use PowerShell. However, it is more complicated compared to the classic Command Prompt.
On a Windows 10 PC, you can open PowerShell using several methods. We will review all those ways, which are easy to use and can be remembered.
You can open PowerShell on Windows 10 using the following methods:-
- From the Power User Menu
- Using Windows Search
- Through the Run command box
- From the File Explorer Address Bar
- Via Task Manager
- From the Right-Click Context Menu
How to Open PowerShell from the Power User Menu?
If you see Command Prompt instead of Windows PowerShell, you probably have altered the setting. Refer to our guide to switching between Command Prompt and PowerShell in WIN+X Menu.
How to Open PowerShell from Windows Search?
Click on the
How to Open PowerShell through the Run command box?
To quickly open the PowerShell on Windows 10, press the
Quick Tips: After typing the
How to Open PowerShell from the File Explorer Address Bar?
First, open the File Explorer by pressing
How to Open PowerShell via Task Manager?
Open Task Manager by pressing
Then in the Task Manager window, click
Quick Tips: If you want to run PowerShell with administrator permissions, ensure the “Create This Task with Administrator Privileges” option is selected.
How to Open PowerShell from the Right Click Context Menu?