Best Practice to Open Powershell on Windows 10

By | May 2, 2020

Windows powershell is more powerful command tool than windows command prompt. In this tutorial, we will introduce some ways to open it for beginners on windows 10.

There some ways can open powershell on windows 10, we will introdue some common ways.

1.Start Menu Search

This is one of fastest way to start powershell, we can click the Start or Search icon, and then type “powershell” in the search box.

Here is an example.

open powershell using start menu search on windows 10

Then we can click Open or Run as Administrator.

Run as Administrator is important, it can allow us to change some settings of powershell.

2.Shift + Right-Click Context Menu

You can press Shift and the right mouse button to open right-click context menu to open powershell.

Here is an example:

open powershell using shift and mouse right button

However, this way can not allow us to start powershell as administrator.

3.Use Run Box

We can press Windows+R to open the Run dialog box, and then type “powershell” in the text box

start powershell using the run box

Then we can start powershell on windows 10.