PowerShell is a shell and scripting language that is more efficient than Command Prompt. It’s been the default option after the introduction of Windows 10 and there are several ways you can open it up. PowerShell is more difficult to use, but it is much faster and safer than Command Prompt. In this article, we will guide you through the different procedures to open PowerShell in Windows 10.

Open PowerShell in Windows 10

To open PowerShell in Windows 10, follow these methods step by step.

Method#1

Right-click on the Windows button which on the left corner of the screen and the following menu will open up in front of you.

Click the Windows PowerShell option to open it as highlighted in the above image.

Method#2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Windows PowerShell in the search box and then choose the Windows PowerShell option to open it as the following image is showing.

Method#3

Click the Start button and the following menu will appear.

Scroll down from all applications. Locate Windows PowerShell as highlighted in the above image. You can open it by clicking on it.

Method#4

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then select the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type PowerShell in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Windows PowerShell will be opened.

Method#5

Open the File Explorer and the following screen will appear.

Click the File menu which is on the upper left corner of the screen as highlighted in the above image. A sub menu will appear as the following image is showing.

Click the Open Windows PowerShell and then choose the administrator or simple mode as highlighted in the above image. Windows PowerShell will be opened at your screen.

Method#6

Open the File Explorer and the following screen will appear.

Type PowerShell in the address bar and then press the Enter key as highlighted in the above image. Windows PowerShell will open at your screen.

Method#7

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Task Manager in the search box and then choose the Task Manager option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Task Manager option, the following screen will appear.

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Click the File menu as highlighted in the above image. As you click the File menu, the following sub menu will appear.

Click the Run new task option as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Type PowerShell in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The PowerShell screen will appear in front of you.

Method#8

Right click on the desktop and choose New -> Shortcut option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Shortcut option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type powershell in the location textbox and then click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. After this, the following screen will appear.

Type the name of the shortcut in the Name textbox and then click the Finish button as highlighted in the above image. Windows PowerShell shortcut will appear on the screen as follows.

If you want to open Windows PowerShell in the administrator mode, right click on the icon. Then click the Properties option as the following image is showing.

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The following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Advanced option as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Run as administrator checkbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now Windows PowerShell will open in the admin mode.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to open PowerShell in Windows 10.

8 different ways to open PowerShell in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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