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On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 7:59 PM, bartc <bc at freeuk.com> wrote:
> On 07/03/2018 15:34, Wolfgang Maier wrote:
>>
>> On 03/07/2018 03:41 PM, Jeremy Jamar St. Julien wrote:
>>>
>>> I had an problem when trying to start the python GUI. It said there was a
>>> subprocess startup error. I was told to start IDLE in a console with idlelib
>>> and see what python binary i was runnning IDLE with. Im using windows 10 and
>>> i guess console refers to the terminal window and i have no idea what they
>>> meant by "the binary its running with"
>>>
>>
>> The simplest way to open the console on Windows is to press Win+R (the
>> Windows key together with the r key that is). In the run dialog that appears
>> then, type cmd and the console window should appear.
>
>
> With Windows 10 all the useful apps that are now hard to find are listed by
> right-clicking the Start button.
>
> The console one is called Command Prompt.

The default shell is now "Windows PowerShell", which I think was
pushed in the Creators Update. PowerShell is a console-based shell as
well, but it's different from a classic shell. If you're uncomfortable
with it, you can switch back to CMD (Command Prompt) under Settings =>
Personalization => Taskbar.