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Solved: How to run Win7 PowerShell 2

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  1. zbar

    zbar Thread Starter

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    Hi ..need some help!.
    I am running win7 ultimate 32 and understand that it ships with PowerShell 2.
    Firstly, I cant seem to find this app on my pc and evern a search wont either.
    I have used an onlin and the win 7 help searches without success.
    Can anyone help with a step by step instruction list as to where to find it and how run it?.
    Thanks.

     
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    Mmm!... seems like I will have to seek out another forum where someone will know something.
     
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    Here's how to start PowerShell:
    1. Click Start, type powershell, should be top of the list
    2. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | Windows PowerShell | Windows PowerShell
    3. Press WinKey+R, type Powershell, press Enter
    4. Open a Command Prompt and type powershell
    5. Open Windows Explorer
      navigate to here:
      C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0
      Double click Powershell.exe
    Note that the v1.0 in the folder has nothing to do with the installed version of PowerShell
    Type Get-Host at the PS prompt to check the version you are running
     
  5. zbar

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    The Outcast...more like incast :)..wow I couldnt find it anywhere and was not in the START/Programs list either, but found it under Assecories. I wonder why the help did not have this. Anyway thankyou so very much for that info..was help like no other :) thanks and have a great day.
     
  6. TheOutcaste

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    Be sure to check the links DaveA posted. Lots of good info there.

    Not a lot in about PowerShell in Windows Help. Type powershell in the Help search box, it only gets 2 hits.
    Click the 2nd one, Command Line Reference for IT pros. Scroll down to the Windows PowerShell section, and there are four links you might find useful.

    The Built-in help is pretty extensive, once you figure out where things are at.
    These are pretty useful:
    Code:
    get-help *      : Displays all help topics.
    get-help get-*  : Displays topics that begin with get-.
    help *object*   : Displays topics with "object" in the name.
    get-help about* : Displays all conceptual topics.
     
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