If you're familiar with the Windows + X shortcut, then you already know there is an option to open a command prompt window. (Win + X, then C)
You can also open a command prompt with elevated privileges. (Win + X, then A)
But did you know, you can actually replace the CMD shortcut with PowerShell instead?
You may be thinking, well I like being able to quickly open a CMD window and perform commands like ipconfig, ping, ect. The cool thing is, PowerShell can take any of your CMD commands as well!
There is no need to hang onto the old CMD window, PowerShell is the future.
To replace CMD with PowerShell
1) Navigate to Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. You can get there by going to the Control Panel, then Taskbar and Navigation. Or, you can simply right click the taskbar, and select Properties.
2) Click on the Navigation Tab. (2nd tab)
3) You will then see a checkbox reading "Replace the Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right click the lower-left corner or press Windows key + X"
I have tested this on both Windows 8.1 and 10.
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