#PSTip Windows 8.1 Win+X Menu: PowerShell in, Command Prompt out!

Note: This tip requires Windows 8.1 or above.

The Power user menu (Win+X keyboard shortcut) introduced in Windows 8 provides quick access to various admin tools.

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Starting in Windows 8.1 you can now replace the Command Prompt menu entries with PowerShell.  Right-click the Taskbar > Go to Properties and then to the Navigation tab.

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After you check the option the menu will look like:

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Explore the other options on the navigation tab; a few new options has been added to 8.1.

About the author: Shay Levy

Shay Levy is a Co-founder and editor of the PowerShell Magazine. He is a multiple-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP award, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Shay often covers PowerShell related topics on his blog and you can also follow him on Twitter at @ShayLevy

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