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So in cygwin bash I am able to type "powershell" to bring me into a powershell prompt but it won't load my powershell profile.ps1 due to not being able to execute scripts, but I can't set the execution policy in this prompt...

So I tried running the default powershell prompt (as administrator) and was able to set the execution policy to remote signed, but it doesn't affect the powershell within bash

what am I missing?

Bash Powershell Powershell As Administrator

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You can bypass this:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy bypass
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You could run this from your bash shell:

 powershell -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned 

EDIT

For me this works without the dash before cmdlet so:

powershell ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

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