Normally, the ”Command Prompt” and ”Command Prompt (Admin)” items are displayed in the ”Win +X” Menu (also called Power User Menu or Quick Access Menu) on Windows 10/8, by default. However, occasionally, you would find Windows PowerShell appear in the Win +X menu, instead of the Command Prompt, as shown below.

Windows PowerShell appear in Win +X menu

If you want to replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in Win +X menu on Windows 10/8, this page will show you how to do so.

How to replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in Windows 10 Win +X menu

What you need to do is to change the navigation settings in ”Taskbar and Start Menu Properties”. Steps are as follows.

Step 1: Open the ”Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” dialog by right clicking on the taskbar and selecting Properties from the menu.

Select Properties

Step 2: After the ”Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” dialog opens, select the ”Navigation” tab, then remove the checkbox next to ”Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right click the lower-left corner or press Windows key +X”, and click Apply or OK to apply the changes.

Remove checkbox

After the above two steps, the Command Prompt and Command Prompt (Admin) will respectively replace Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell (Admin) displaying in the Win +X menu, when you press the Win +X keyboard shortcut or right click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of Windows 10 desktop.

Command Prompt replace Windows PowerShell