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Trying to pin Reboot to MetroUI/Modern UI

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    Trying to pin Reboot to MetroUI/Modern UI


    I was able to get Shutdown pinned by creating a shortcut on the desktop, setting the target as:

    C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 5 -c "Machine is shutting down..."

    then choosing an icon. After that was done I moved the shortcut to:

    C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    and it showed up no problem.

    I can't however get reboot to work in the same manner. I think I have the wrong target, I have it set to:

    C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00 "Machine is rebooting...."

    It does not appear on my start screen like shutdown did.Does anyone see were I am wrong in the target? Or offer a better way to do it? Thanks

    Geeve

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    Hello Geeve,

    It looks correct for restart except that you just forgot the -c switch. I like using the -f switch as well to force it.

    shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f -c "Machine is rebooting...."



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    Thanks Brink! That got it....

    Geeve
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    You're most welcome.
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