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How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Windows PowerShell 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
PowerShell.jpg





OPTION ONE
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)​
PowerShell-1.jpg
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)​
PowerShell-2.jpg





OPTION TWO
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)​
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OPTION THREE
Open Windows PowerShell from Task Manager

1. Open Task Manager with more details.​
2. Click/tap on File (menu bar), and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)​
Task_Manager-1.jpg
3. Type powershell, leave the Create this task with administrative privileges box unchecked, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Task_Manager-2.jpg





OPTION FOUR
Open Windows PowerShell from Search Apps

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to search for cmd.exe.​
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 below.​
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)​
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OPTION FIVE
Open Windows PowerShell from File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer, navigate to the file below, and run/open it. (see screenshot below)​
C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
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That's it,
Shawn


 

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Vineet Garg

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Hi All,
Greets,
Sir(s),
Perhaps we can also make a batch file for opening Powershell in the given location. We have to place it in the location where we want to open Powershell from & just double click it. Though the look differs but the functionality should work the same way.

Let me know if it works flawlessly on win 8,8.1&10 32/64. Just for fun!
Thanks & Regards. ...
 

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