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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

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Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8
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)

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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)

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Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8
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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Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8 OPTION THREE Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8
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)

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3. Type powershell, leave the Create this task with administrative privileges box unchecked, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8 OPTION FOUR Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8
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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Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8 OPTION FIVE Windows PowerShell - Open in Windows 8
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