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Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8


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Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
This will show you how to add or remove Restart Computer to the desktop context menu of all users in Windows 8.
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How to Add Restart Computer to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This will show you how to add or remove Restart Computer to the desktop context menu of all users in Windows 8.
How to Add "Restart" Computer to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This will show you how to add or remove Restart Computer to the desktop context menu of all users in Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Restart Computer in Desktop Context Menu
Desktop_Context_Menu.jpg


Here's How:

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Add "Restart" to the Desktop Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Add_Restart_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download

3. To Remove "Restart" from the Desktop Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Remove_Restart_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download

4. Save the REG file to the desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted to approve the merge.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

8. Right click on your desktop to see the change.
NOTE: You can press the Windows :orb: + D key to go to the desktop.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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Windunce

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Good find, great job on all these Context Menu tweaks.THANKS!

One quick question though. How did you EASILY find the icon number in the .dll???

DLL-Hell.png
 

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You're most welcome Windunce. :)

I installed the free program IconViewer that adds a Icons tab to the properties page of files that contain icons in it to show the numbers. Be sure to download the correct 32-bit or 64-bit version of IconViewer for the Windows you have installed.

IconViewer.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Windunce

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#4
Incredible Frustration...

Thought processes while searching.

"ok let me guess, icon #195."
"Dang, that's not it!"
"ok let me guess again, icon #216."
"grrrrr! Nope, but I'm getting closer"

etc etc etc

Glad you didn't have to do it THAT way!
I'll take a look at that app. Looks like a good one to have in the toolbox.

Thanks again
Windunce
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Here we are a year later, and these Context Menu add-on are still the way to go. Great little apps. . .:thumbsup:
 

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  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
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    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
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    Firefox 19.1
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    MSE-Defender

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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