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Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 2
    Win 8


    I tried your option 2, Brink, creating a shortcut within Windows. I get the message that the file "shutdown-S-F-T30-C "Don't forget to close everything now!" cannot be found.

    Bryan

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  2. #11


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bryan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It may be just a simple type in the target location command used. Please post back with exactly what you used at step 2 in Option Two to see if anything may stand out.
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  3. #12


    Posts : 2
    Win 8


    Thanks for the quick response, Brink. I typed "shutdown-s-f-t30-c"Don't forget to shut everything down, NOW!""
    Also, in case it is relevant, when booting, the process stops at the black screen before the rotating dots. I can fix this by turning off the power or holding down the power button on the case, then re-booting.

    Bryan
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  4. #13


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Bryan,

    Yep, just a simple mistake with the spacing. It should be this below exactly with the spaces instead.

    shutdown -s -f -t 30 -c "Don't forget to shut everything down, NOW!"
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  5. #14


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hey Brink, thanks again for the tutorials.
    When I click on the shortcut, it always prompts me to allow this to make changes to the computer. I don't remember it being different the first time I opened it, but I don't have the option to uncheck any box that asks if I want it to "ask me every time". It isn't even there.
    Did I miss something? Was that only an option the first time running it?
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  6. #15


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ginger,

    It sounds like you just missed unblocking the downloaded shortcut.
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  7. #16


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you Brink, I did not have any of those options when I created the shortcut on the desktop, but I tried downloading your pre-packaged version and ran it from the download folder and it gave me the option to uncheck the ask me every time box. So I decided to try making one in the same folder with my own personal message and time delay. When I ran it, it never even asked me, and I suppose that is because I had unchecked the box in your shortcut(?).
    Any-hoo, it's working. Thanks again!
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  8. #17


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news Ginger.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 1
    XP, 7, 8.1, 10


    Hello,
    Do you know what the correct syntax is for the switches/options ? Some web sites show -s -t etc, while other web sites show /s /t
    I believe the " - " version is from XP/7 days, while 8/10 added the " / ". I realise they both work, but is there a "correct" one for win 8/10 ?
    When I try to reference MS documentation online, it only shows the " / " versions - but it doesn't say that the " - " format isn't valid.
    Cheers !
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  10. #19


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ppm View Post
    Hello,
    Do you know what the correct syntax is for the switches/options ? Some web sites show -s -t etc, while other web sites show /s /t
    I believe the " - " version is from XP/7 days, while 8/10 added the " / ". I realise they both work, but is there a "correct" one for win 8/10 ?
    When I try to reference MS documentation online, it only shows the " / " versions - but it doesn't say that the " - " format isn't valid.
    Cheers !
    Hello ppm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can use both. It doesn't matter.
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