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Re-Enable PowerShell on Windows 8: “Running scripts is disabled on this system”

Right Click Powershell_ll If you want to run scripts on your system using Microsoft’s Powershell, then change your script policies on Windows 8

If you are writing command batch files or Powershell scripts you may run into the problem that you get the error “This script.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system” – the solution is easy, you simply have to change the script execution policy

Because Running Scripts Is Disabled On This System

1. Step Open PowerShell, to do that hit CTRL + F and then enter PowerShell

Opening Powershell On Windows8

2. Step Right-click on the Powershell icon on the left side

Right Click Powershell

3. Step Next, at the bottom click the icon Run as administrator:

Run Powershell As Admin

4. Step Confirm the UAC prompt

5. Step Enter set-executionpolicy remotesigned

Execution Policy Change Yes

6. Step When asked, enter Y and hit Enter

7. Step You have successfully enabled scripts on your Windows 8 PC

You can now run scripts on your machine and load all Powershell script – careful, if other users share the PC with you, you may want to disable it again if they also log into the same user account

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Published: Friday, March 1st, 2013 Last Modified: November 13, 2014

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