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Shutdown shortcut does not work

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    Shutdown shortcut does not work


    I created a shortcut of shutdown.exe and placed it on the desktop. It doesn't work. Is there another way to do this?

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    try this
    If you find that you often need to do a full shutdown, and don't fancy using the command line every single time, create a shortcut on your desktop to do the job. To do this, right click the desktop, followed by "New" in the menu that appears. Then click "Shortcut" in the submenu that appears after that. In the dialog box entitled "Create Shortcut" that appears, type "shutdown /s /t 0" (without the quotes). Click the "Next" button. In the next screen, type whatever you like. If you don't know what to name the shortcut, type "Full Shutdown" (without the quotes). Then click the "Finish" button.
    Now when you doubleclick that shortcut on your desktop, your system will do a complete shutdown
    (copied from howtohaven.com)

    This will work, however save yourself a lot of Grief and put Classic Shell on its free, configure it just like you liked it in win 7 or XP, the shut down button can be change to full complete shutdown by merely checking a box.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bill,

    In addition, here are some shortcut shortcuts for you.

    Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    and

    Hybrid Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Oct 2014 at 00:44.
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  4. #4


    I used the Hybrid. Works great. Thanks to all for the advice. SOLVED

    Bill
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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