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I'm running a Windows 8 machine. The "Windows Features" window tells my that I'm using PowerShell 2, but the PowerShell environment itself says otherwise, see screenshot below.

Why is the Windows Features window saying I got PowerShell 2.0?

Screenshot of "PowerShell $psversiontable" and "Windows Features (expanded PS-node)"

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Helps if you expand what features are included by Windows Powershell 2.0 it sounds like both versions are installed. Does this happen on a fresh Windows 8 installation? – Ramhound Feb 15 '13 at 13:50
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PowerShell v3 is build into Windows 8, you can not add/ remove it. v2 is different story - it's optional, system will operate normally without it, so you can disable/ enable it. To use it - you need to run powershell.exe with parameter -version 2 - it should be first parameter on the list for it to work.

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