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Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

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    Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
    How to Add "Shut Down" Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is online now
    16 Mar 2012
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    How to Add "Shut Down" Computer to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1

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    This will show you how to add or remove Shut Down Computer to the context menu of the desktop, inside folders, and inside drives for all users in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

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

    Note   Note
    The action that this Shut down option performs will depend on if you have the fast startup setting turned on or off.


    EXAMPLE: Shut Down Computer in Desktop Context Menu

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    Here's How:

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

    2. To Add "Shut Down" to the Desktop Context Menu

    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Shut_Down_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg

    download


    3.
    To Remove "Shut Down" from the Desktop Context Menu
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Shut_Down_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg


    download


    4.
    Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK 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 + D key to go to the desktop.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Windows 8


    awesome. Thanks Shawn!

    Edit: Is there a way, that I could Access the shutdown from context menu from inside a folder or different drive and not only just on desktop?

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    Hello Dawnz,

    I have updated the tutorial to include the context menu inside folders and drives as well. You can just merge the .reg file from step 2 to update it on your computer.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Dawnz,

    I have updated the tutorial to include the context menu inside folders and drives as well. You can just merge the .reg file from step 2 to update it on your computer.

    Thanks Shawn!!'

    It is real handy! and works well!

    Edit: Doesn't show when I am in 'This PC'. Is it meant to?
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    You're most welcome.

    Nar, it doesn't show in "This PC" though. Just in a folder, drive, and libraries.
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    Pakistan
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    windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Is This possible to Add Hibernate to context Menu in Windows 8.1
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello maamiradina,

    If you like, this will add the full compliment of power options to the context menu.

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
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    8.1 Home Edition


    Is it possible to remove the shut down and restart options only on certain user accounts that my kids use? I'm using Windows 8.1 Home Edition and therefore don't have access to group policy editor.
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    windows 8.1


    When I choose to shut down the device or reboot from the context menu, the command prompt appears to me and disappears afterwards. What is the way to remove it?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's normal for a command prompt to quickly open and close to run the command to shut down the PC.
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