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Replace Command Prompt with PowerShell on Win+X Menu

The Win+X Menu is a really simple way to access popular system and management tools, especially if you have a keyboard or mouse. Windows 10 system offer an option to enable users to show either PowerShell(Admin) or Command Prompt(Admin) on the Power User Menu in Windows Settings.


How to Replace Command Prompt With PowerShell in Settings

Before using these steps, make sure your device is update to the latest version.

To check for updates: Go to click Start button and then go to SettingsUpdate & security. In the Windows Update tab, select Check for updates. If any updates are available,  install updates and then restart your PC if required.

Check for updates

Use these steps, you can quickly replace Command Prompt With PowerShell in the menu.

Step 1: Open the Settings app from the Start Menu.

Open Settings app

Step 2: Then click on Personalization icon.

Click on Personalization

Step 3: Click on Taskbar tab, and set Replace Command Prompt With PowerShell in the menu to On.

Open Personalization

You will find Windows PowerShell(Admin) appear in the Win+X menu, instead of the Command Prompt(Admin).

Show Windows PowerShell appear in Win + X Menu

You can use Win+X keyboard shortcuts to help save time and make launch programs task easier:

  • Open a new Command Prompt with Win+X and C on keyboard.
  • Open an elevated CMD/Windows PowerShell with Win+X and A.

How to Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt Showing in Win + X Menu

Use these steps, you can easily restore Command Prompt instead of Windows Powershell to WinX menu in Windows 10 Creator Update.

Step 1: Open the Taskbar Settings.

To do: right-click on the taskbar and selecting Settings from the menu.

Taskbar Settings

Step 2: In the Personalization screen, locate to Taskbar tab, turn off switch under Replace Command Prompt With PowerShell in the menu when I right-click on the Start button or press Windows key + X.

Switch Command Prompt with PowerShell in Win + X menu

If you are using the older version of Windows PC, the way to switch Command Prompt(Admin) and PowerShell showing in the menu will be a little bit different, learn more please refer to How to Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in Win +X Menu.

Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt