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Shutdown/Restart

  1. #1


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64

    Shutdown/Restart


    How is everyone shutting down or restarting. The only way I see is to log off then shut down from there, am I missing something. I've had to add them to the desktop context menu because I cant find them lol

    Danny

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  2. #2


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Build 8250)


    Hover to left bottom corner to open the Start menu. Press Settings and it will open an panel at the right side. From here you can shutdown/restart/sleep.
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  3. #3


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Delold View Post
    Hover to left bottom corner to open the Start menu. Press Settings and it will open an panel at the right side. From here you can shutdown/restart/sleep.
    Thanks mate that was nicely hidden, quicker with the desktop context menu additions, but at least I know where it is.

    Danny
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    Or Ctrl+Alt+Delete, in the right hand corner also..
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  5. #5


    Lincoln UK
    Posts : 155
    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64


    Another option to the above which I use, is to create a batch file on the desktop. I have 2 batch files, one for restarting the computer and one for shutting it down.

    For creating the files..

    Open notepad (Windows Key & R) then type in notepad in the requester

    For shutdown bat copy and paste the following:

    Code:
    @Echo on
    shutdown -f -s -t 3
    For a restart bat copy and paste the following:

    Code:
    @Echo on
    shutdown -f -r -t 3
    Then choose to "Save type as - All Files"
    Then save as Shutdown.bat or Restart.bat
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  6. #6


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    I would remove the '-t 3' from the code but overall the above is a good Option. Made it real hard to shutdown on this Windows
    Last edited by Shadowjk; 16 Sep 2011 at 15:16.
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  7. #7


    Lincoln UK
    Posts : 155
    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64


    I did think about leaving the /t switch out but I thought it may surprise the user if the PC shutdown immediately without the couple of seconds delay!

    Cheers.
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  8. #8


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    I suppose but it is just me personally I want my computer to shutdown when I tell it to Plus the fact if you add a time onto it you will get a pop up when you run it which I find annoying (On windows 7 you do , haven't tried it on 8)
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  9. #9


    Lincoln UK
    Posts : 155
    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64


    It also holds true for 8 too, but the pop up soon disappears on restart/shutdown. Must admit though, I havnt tried it without the switch!

    Regards.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    One could also create a shortcut on the desktop (Create new shortcut -- Location -- C:\Windows\system32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0) then you can customize the icon (there's one just like KDE!). For reboot use C:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /r t 0)
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