How to Replace Windows PowerShell with Command Prompt in Power User Menu

When you open the Power user menu by pressing Windows + X or right-clicking on the Start button, you’ll see the following options:

Here’s how to replace those with Command Prompt and Command Prompt (Admin) options.

Open the taskbar settings.

Enable the toggle switch underneath “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key+X.”

Now open the Power user menu, and you’ll see the change.

Note: To get PowerShell back in the Power user menu, disable the toggle switch.

Alternate Method

Open the Registry Editor.

Before proceeding, I recommend taking a backup of the Registry.

Go to the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.

Locate DontUsePowerShellOnWinX in the right pane and double-click it.

Provide 0 (for PowerShell) or 1 (for Command Prompt) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart the File Explorer.

That’s all.


By Thirumalraj

How To Raj was founded and run by Thirumalraj, an MCA graduate. Since August 2015, he has been blogging on his other blog, Technology Hint. Learn more about How To Raj here.