The Windows PowerShell, Is a very powerful command-line tool that allows users to automate and troubleshoot an array of administration tasks, such as terminating non-responding processes, working with Active Directory, filtering computer network Information and a lot more. Wouldn't It be great If you could access It via the Win+X Quick Link menu? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add PowerShell to the Win+X menu with Incredible ease.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. The Win+X Quick Link menu, Is accessed by pressing the Win+X keys on your keyboard. A menu will then pop up from the Start button and display a range of configuration, management and various tools as shown below. However, Windows PowerShell, Is not part of this equation, namely for operating systems prior to Windows 10 build 14971.
If you're anything like myself and use PowerShell quite regularly, you'd certainly want It readily available at your fingertips. As such, I will demonstrate how to add It to the Win+X Quick Link menu, by using a neat little batch file, that will automatically apply It with a simple double-click of the mouse.
I have provided the download links to the batch file, at the end of this article. The process Is extremely simple, so without further ado, let's rip Into this tutorial.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Show PowerShell.bat file as shown below. Your screen will briefly flicker, and File Explorer will close. This Is perfectly normal- as It's required to do so, In order to add the changes to the Windows Registry.
Step Two:Upon hitting the Win+X keys on my keyboard, as you can see, Windows PowerShell has been successfully added to the Win+X Quick Link menu. Let's make sure It's functional, by clicking Windows PowerShell (Admin).
Last Step:As expected, Windows PowerShell has executed with administrator privileges. Perfect! Of course, the very same applies when you click the Windows PowerShell option without admin rights.
Final Thoughts:As opposed to manually editing the Windows Registry (hence Is susceptible to corruption should things go wrong), the good thing about this tweak, Is that the process Is automated by simply executing the batch file. As mentioned toward the beginning of this article, If you're running Windows 10 build 14971 and above, PowerShell Is Included In the Win+X Quick Link menu. If not, then you're In the right place to apply It.
Use any of the links below to download the batch file.
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