I am not sure how you launch PowerShell, but I found for me the fastest and easiest way is the new option at is ‘baked’ into Windows 10.

I am sure you are familiar with pressing ‘WIN+X’ or right-clicking on the start button?

This thing:
menuoldWell there is now a way to replace the Command Prompt with PowerShell in a few clicks:

Right-click on the TaskBar -> Properties (or Settings,if you have the Anniversary Update installed)


And that’s it , now you have PowerShell as an option. ‘Win+X’ and then ‘A’ will give you an administrative PowerShell window :o)


As we all probably did, I recently upgraded to Windows 10. I was really impressed with how greatly MSFT improved the search function from 7 to 8/8.1, however in Win10, the search function just did not work for me. Using some Google-FU, I was not alone and here is what I found it to fix it:

1. Kill the process ‘explorer.exe’ (Run PowerShell -OR CMD as Admin)

2. Navigate to this registry key, and DELETE it:
(I recommend using REGJUMP, it’s just sooo handy!)

3. Launch ‘explorer.exe’ again
(You should find more stuff now, but still not all…)

4. Make sure the ‘Windows Search’ service is running

5. Run the following PowerShell command:
(Re-install / build Cortana…)

6. Last but not least, make sure your “Indexing Options” in the Control Panel are set correctly. I Made sure I selected the right disks and drives, and rebuild the index from scratch, that took a while…

7. Enjoy your working and fast search! :o)