Most of us are used to press CTRL + R and then we type PowerShell or cmd. That’s because humans are creatures of habit. In this blog post I am going to show you much more ways to start PowerShell.
I’m using Windows 10 Version 1803. Some of the options shown here may work differently or may not work on other versions.
Press Windows Key + X, then release the keys and press A. This opens PowerShell with administrative privileges. My favourite.
Press Windows Key + X, then release the keys and press I. This opens PowerShell in user mode.
Click on the Search button and enter PowerShell to search for all PowerShell related commands, documents and other stuff that can be found on your system. Right-click on Powershell and open it with administrative privileges.
The Start Menu
Click on Start. On the left pane scroll down to Windows PowerShell.
PowerShell is located at C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0. You can open it directly from this location.
Start it from cmd
You can switch to PowerShell while working in cmd.
And back again …
Pin it to the Taskbar
No matter which option you prefer, I would recommend to pin PowerShell and PowerShell ISE to your taskbar. To do so, just use the search again and right click on PowerShell. Then select Pin to taskbar.
That’s it. If you know other ways, do not hesitate to do some comments.