How to Get Back Command Prompt on Windows+X Menu in Windows 10

command prompt windows+x menu

Windows 10, in the early days, brought Command Prompt to the Windows+X menu. But after the Creator Update (and any upgrades after that), it’s replaced with the PowerShell menu. Here’s how to change the PowerShell menu with Command Prompt.

The Windows+X menu is a shortcut built on Windows 10 and you can open it by pressing Windows key and X at the same time or by right-clicking the Start button, which is nice.

The PowerShell is great, but some people still prefer Command Prompt especially if you regularly work with it. Opening Command Prompt through the Windows+X menu is a lot easier, and that’s the only reason why some might want to replace the PowerShell menu with the CMD one.

Command Prompt is one of the popular tools, and people might choose it because they’re familiar with it. For example, people are familiar with the command to open files in CMD.

How to Replace PowerShell with CMD on WinX Menu

To do this on Windows 10, you can simply open the Settings app through the Start menu. Or, by Windows+Logo menu.

Now go to Personalization.

personalization settings windows 10 to replace powershell with cmd

Choose Taskbar.

replace powershell with cmd on winx menu

On Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the Start button or press Windows key+X, make the toggle Off.


When you right-click the Start button or press the Windows+X on your keyboard, you will see Command Prompt and Command Prompt (Admin) options instead of PowerShell’s.

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