Set PowerShell as your CLI of choice in Windows 8. WITH POWERSHELL

In a conversation on Twitter, I lamented with some friends that Hitting Windows+X in Windows 8 and above opens up the admin window, but still–In 2014–lists Command Prompt as the CLI.

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Maybe in Windows Vista this would have made sense…but PowerShell had already been out for SIX YEARS when Windows 8 shipped.

With one single line of PowerShell, we can right this grieveous wrong.

Set-ItemProperty HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced `
-Name "DontUsePowerShellOnWinX" -Value 0

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And to test it…

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One thought on “Set PowerShell as your CLI of choice in Windows 8. WITH POWERSHELL

  1. treebeard November 8, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    On my Win 8.1 box, I had to create the REG_DWORD for this, rather than adjusting it. Worked a treat though after doing that and then rebooting. Awesome tip!

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