The Difference between Windows PowerShell and Command Prompt

If you’ve already updated your Windows OS into the latest creator’s update, you may have notice a change in the Power user’s menu. Pressing Win+X or right clicking the home button in Windows 10 will bring up the menu and Command prompt was no longer in it. You’ll see a new command-line application named Windows PowerShell.

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You can do things in PowerShell as much as you do in Command Prompt. But there are commands that only in PowerShell can be done. It uses cmdlets as line of commands. System administration task from managing the registry to Windows Management Instrumentation can be delivered via PowerShell cmdlets, whilst they can’t be done in Command Prompt.

“PowerShell isn’t just a shell you use. It’s a powerful scripting environment that can be used to create complex scripts for managing Windows systems much more easily than you could with the Command Prompt.” – howtogeek.com

How to Put the Command Prompt Back

Maybe some of you might not want the new update and wanting to retain the good old Command Prompt. Here’s how:

  1. Press Windows+I to open the Settings app. Click “Personalization.”
  2. Select the “Taskbar” tab on the left menu panel.
  3. Scroll down and turn off the “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell” option.