What is a PowerShell in Windows 10 and how to open Windows PowerShell?

This article will provide you with the basic information so that you will get the general idea about PowerShell and its users. So, first of all, let’s start with defining what a Shell is.

What is Shell?

A Shell is an interface that allows its users to access different kinds of services on the operating system. It should be either the graphical user interface or command line based. Most of the users may not use the Shell since automatically services are being handled. Shells are developed by an implementation of system startup scripts. A text-based Shell will allow users to type commands to run programs, browse directories, open directories as well as to view processes. A simple single function command line tool is being built in the windows power Shell which is called a Command-let.


What is a PowerShell?

A PowerShell in Windows 10 is referred to as a command line shell designed system which is developed for system administrators. In 2003, PowerShell was introduced as a project monad. However, later in 2006, it was released officially into the market. It is a scripting language built on top of the .NET framework and the .NET Framework common language runtime. PowerShell in a way can replace the command prompt due to its ability to deliver much more control and power in the windows operating system. PowerShell in windows has the ability to allow IT experts and professionals to manage and automate the administration of the windows. It allows users to conduct all the advanced tasks as it is specially designed for system administrators. It can execute commands through a separate machine and also schedule specific commands. PowerShell is more powerful in comparison to command prompt.

Windows power shell consists of over a hundred basic core cmdlets where users can write their own cmdlets while sharing the cmdlets with other users.

PowerShell is used for many operations; it can support all the standard command prompt commands. Moreover, PowerShell can be used to uninstall and reinstall windows 10 default apps through its remove-appx package commands and Get-Appx Package. PowerShell can be used as a tool to remove windows 10 core components, default applications and tiles. However, PowerShell consists of so much power, therefore, users must be careful when using this command line tool. Before use Windows Power Shell, its required to Activate Windows 10, for that can be used Windows 10 Activator from here.

When Microsoft introduced its first PowerShell scripting language to the market, many engineers were reluctant to learn it since they were much convenient with of a graphical user interface. However, Windows PowerShell offers great benefits for its users which is not available in the graphical user interface. Some information that you might need when working in an application is not available in the graphical user interface. Moreover, Microsoft Exchange will allow its users to access everything. Therefore, users will find it easier to get inaccessible information if they are using Microsoft PowerShell. Microsoft Windows PowerShell consists of some useful features such as bulk migrations, bulk imports and the ability to create so many users. This is a unique feature in Microsoft Windows PowerShell which differentiate it from Graphical user interface as graphical user interface takes time to do these kinds of tasks.


How to open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10?

  • First of all, go to the start menu and ‘open all apps’.
  • Click Windows PowerShell folder
  • Again you will see an option called ‘Windows PowerShell’.
  • There is another way where you can open Windows PowerShell.
  • To open search, press the win+s keys.
  • Search by typing PowerShell in the search bar.
  • Click Windows PowerShell when the search results come.
  • Follow the below steps to use the third option to open Windows PowerShell.
  • Go to task manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc
  • Click on file
  • Click ‘Run new task’ option.
  • Type PowerShell in the bar given.
  • Click OK
  • Follow the below steps to open the Windows PowerShell by using the fourth method.
  • Press the Win+ R
  • Type PowerShell in the bar
  • Click OK