- To bring back Command Prompt to the Windows 10 Start right-click menu, open Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, and turn off the “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key + X” toggle switch
On Windows 10, you can restore the “Command Prompt” entries in the Power User menu when right-clicking the Start button, and in this guide, I will teach you how to complete this configuration. In the past, when you opened the Power User menu (Windows key + X), you were able to choose the option to launch Command Prompt as a standard or administrator user. However, since the release of the Creator Update, Microsoft replaced these entries with PowerShell.
PowerShell is similar to Command Prompt because they both use command lines, and you can accomplish the same tasks. However, PowerShell is a more advanced tool typically used for scripting, and it may not be for everyone.
If you don’t use PowerShell, it’s possible to bring back Command Prompt to the Power User menu. You just need to know where to find the settings.
In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to bring back “Command Prompt” and “Command Prompt (Admin)” to the Power User menu on Windows 10.
Show Command Prompt entries in Power User menu
To restore the Command Prompt entries in the Power User menu when right-clicking the Start button, use these steps:
Open Settings on Windows 10.
Click on Personalization.
Click on Taskbar.
Turn off the “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key + X” toggle switch.
Once you complete the steps, when right-clicking the Start button or using the keyboard shortcut, the Power User menu will display the options to open “Command Prompt” again.