I found that one can shorten the steps of shutting down windows by creating a shortcut on the desktop.
by using this command "%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0"
The shutdown exe file can be found in the directory above. I thought I may be able to create a similar shortcut but there is no 'reboot.exe' file in this directory so I assume it must have a different name. There are 4 files with the word 'boot' in it perhaps it is one of those. Can anyone help me with this?