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  1.    19 Apr 2017 #1
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    Antelope, CA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Context menu now has "Powershell" instead of "Command Prompt"


    So I updated to the CU over a week ago, and I noticed an odd change. The "Open command prompt here" option in the shift+right-click context menu has been replaced by "Open Windows Powershell here" instead. Powershell does not work with the apps I use (for example, an RPA extractor, Powershell just gives an error). How do I revert this change?
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  2.    19 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    It's changed from Command Prompt to Powershell on a right-click on Start too. There's a switch for 'replace Command Prompt with Windows Powershell...' in:
    Settings > Personalization > Taskbar

    The switch has always been there, the default setting changed for the Creators Update. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to change the context menu.
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  3.    19 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    It's changed from Command Prompt to Powershell on a right-click on Start too. There's a switch for 'replace Command Prompt with Windows Powershell...' in:
    Settings > Personalization > Taskbar

    The switch has always been there, the default setting changed for the Creators Update.
    I thought about telling him that, but the setting you are talking about its when pressing Windows X or right clicking the start menu. He is talking about context menu.
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  4.    19 Apr 2017 #4
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    Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit View Post
    So I updated to the CU over a week ago, and I noticed an odd change. The "Open command prompt here" option in the shift+right-click context menu has been replaced by "Open Windows Powershell here" instead. Powershell does not work with the apps I use (for example, an RPA extractor, Powershell just gives an error). How do I revert this change?
    Read this tutorial and it shows you how, step by step
    Show Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell on Win+X menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  5.    19 Apr 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    It's changed from Command Prompt to Powershell on a right-click on Start too. There's a switch for 'replace Command Prompt with Windows Powershell...' in:
    Settings > Personalization > Taskbar

    The switch has always been there, the default setting changed for the Creators Update. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to change the context menu.
    Did you try rebooting after making the change?
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  6.    19 Apr 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckHL View Post
    I thought about telling him that, but the setting you are talking about its when pressing Windows X or right clicking the start menu. He is talking about context menu.
    Yes, it doesn't change that - I've edited my post to say so.
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  7.    19 Apr 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Yes, it doesn't change that - I've edited my post to say so.
    There is also a way to change it using your registry, Brink posted 2 different methods ....I posted the link a couple msgs back
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  8.    19 Apr 2017 #8
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    Brink has a tutorial for everything....
    Open command window here - Add in Windows 10
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  9.    19 Apr 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Brink has a tutorial for everything....
    Open command window here - Add in Windows 10
    Yep, just about ..
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  10.    19 Apr 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
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    Wow, you guys are fast! Thanks, I will try that and report back.

    EDIT: It worked! No need to reboot, either. Funny that the Powershell option is still there, but meh.
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