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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10

    How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10
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    How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

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    Windows 10 comes with Windows PowerShell 5.0 included.

    Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows.

    For more details about Windows PowerShell, see:


    This tutorial will show you different ways to open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Windows PowerShell
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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10
    Open Windows PowerShell from All apps in Start Menu

    1. Open All apps in the Start menu.

    2. Scroll down and expand open the Windows PowerShell folder, and click/tap on Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10
    Open Windows PowerShell in Search

    1. Press the Win+S keys to open Search.

    2. Type powershell in the search box, and click/tap on Windows PowerShell in the search results at the top. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10
    Open Windows PowerShell from Run

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run.

    2. Type powershell, and click/tap on OK in the search results at the top. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10
    Open Windows PowerShell from Task Manager

    1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

    2. Click/tap on File (menu bar), and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Type powershell, and click/tap on OK in the search results at the top. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10
    Open Windows PowerShell from Win+X Menu

    1. If you have the Win+X menu set to show Windows PowerShell instead of Command Prompt, then press the Win+X keys to open the Win+X menu.

    2. Click/tap on Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10
    To "Open Windows PowerShell Here" in File Explorer

    1. Open File Explorer, select or open a folder or drive that you want to open Windows PowerShell at that location. (see screenshot below)

    2. Click/tap on the File tab on the ribbon, click/tap on Open Windows PowerShell to expand, and click/tap on Open Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 10
    Open Windows PowerShell from File Explorer

    1. Open File Explorer, and browse to the folder location below.

    C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0

    2. Click/tap on the powershell.exe file to run it. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2016-11-13 #1

    Shawn I thought it would be appropriate to post about this here
    I have late shift next week, and will have to watch the recorded videos from the channel9 app later.

    PowerShell 10 Year Anniversary

    Live Stream
    20 episodes


    • Nov 14, 2016
    • Redmond and other locations around the world
    • PowerShell celebrates 10 Years in production with a day-long event. This will be streaming live and shown world-wide on the home page for Channel9.msdn.com.
      There will be segments including PowerShell and SQL, PowerShell and Azure Automation, and the future directions for PowerShell. In addition, several presentations will focus on cool ways of using PowerShell, including setting up a MineCraft server, using PowerShell to control sprinklers or an IOT-based Theramin, or a Tesla (among other things).
      There will also be opportunities to hear the team members talk about how the product has evolved, and some of the MVPs talk about community involvement and the new open source engagement. Stay and join in on the coding contests, or come back later for any of the talks above.
      Jeffrey Snover and Kenneth Hansen will kick off the day at 8:00am (PST). Join from then until 4:00pm (PST) for the PowerShell 10th Anniversary Celebration!

      PowerShell celebrates 10 Years in production with a day-long event. This will be streaming live and shown world-wide on the home page for Channel9.msdn.com.
      There will be segments including PowerShell and SQL, PowerShell and Azure Automation, and the future directions for PowerShell. In addition, several presentations will focus on cool ways of using PowerShell, including setting up a MineCraft...

    20 Speakers:

    PowerShell 10 Year Anniversary Channel 9
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-11-13 #2

    Thank you Cliff.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Pretoria South Africa
    Posts : 199
    Win 10 Pro Build 1607 14393.576
       2016-11-14 #3

    Hi Shawn,

    Is there a document you know of that explains the difference between the various versions of Powershell?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-11-14 #4

    Hello Daniell,

    This is the best PowerShell version comparison I've seen so far below.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerShell

    https://4sysops.com/wiki/differences-between-powershell-versions/

    This below will give more details about the latest PowerShell 5.0.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/pow...ith-powershell
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,892
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2016-11-20 #5

    MSDN has also pimped up the Name:  image.png
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    For those interested in learning more about the "new default", but not "new" Windows command tool, go here: Microsoft PowerShell
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    option 6


    In my windows 10 1607... option 6 is greyed out. I have been researching but have been unable to resolve it. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2 Weeks Ago #7

    Hello dacrone,

    What build of Windows 10 do you have installed? I'll see if I have the same issue in that build. It works in build 14986 though.

    Windows 10 Build Number - Find
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows
       2 Weeks Ago #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello dacrone,

    What build of Windows 10 do you have installed? I'll see if I have the same issue in that build. It works in build 14986 though.

    Windows 10 Build Number - Find
    Hey! I have build 14393.576 currently
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows
       2 Weeks Ago #9

    option 6


    here is a visual of my issue too...

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