How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 and 8.1
is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration.
For more information and usage about Windows PowerShell, see:
This tutorial will show you how to open an unelevated Windows PowerShell
in Windows 8
, Windows RT
, Windows 8.1
, and Windows RT 8.1
EXAMPLE: Windows PowerShell
To "Open Windows PowerShell Here"
NOTE: This option allows you to open Windows PowerShell to the location of the selected folder or drive.
1. In File Explorer, select or open a folder or drive that you want to open Windows PowerShell at that location for. (see screenshot below)
2. Click/tap on the File tab on the ribbon, and click/tap on Open Windows PowerShell and on Open Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)
Open Windows PowerShell from the "Run" Dialog
1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type powershell.exe and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Open Windows PowerShell from Task Manager
Open Task Manager
with more details.
Click/tap on File
(menu bar), and click/tap on Run new task
. (see screenshot below)
3. Type powershell, leave the Create this task with administrative privileges box unchecked, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Open Windows PowerShell from Search Apps
Do step 2 or 3
below for how you would like to search
2. Search for Windows PowerShell from Start Screen
A) From the Start screen, start typing powershell, and go to step 4 below.
3. Search for Windows PowerShell from Search Apps
A) Open the Charms
bar, and click/tap on Search
, and go to step 4
NOTE: You could also press the Windows + Q to open Search
4. In the Search flyout, type powershell, and press Enter or click/tap on Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)
Open Windows PowerShell from File Explorer
1. Open File Explorer, navigate to the file below, and run/open it. (see screenshot below)