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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

    Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
    How to Add "Restart" Computer to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    16 Mar 2012
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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.

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


    EXAMPLE: Restart 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 "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 + D key to go to the desktop.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64


    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???

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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.

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    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    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
    [no relpy needed]
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Here we are a year later, and these Context Menu add-on are still the way to go. Great little apps. . .
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    Glad you like them Lee. You'll love this one below then.

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
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Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
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