Windows 10: Shutdown Shortcut Solved

  1.    27 Oct 2017 #1

    Shutdown Shortcut


    Win XP had a neat tip/trick where you could create a Shutdown shortcut and place the Icon on your desktop. To shutdown your PC, you would just click on the Icon, and voila, your PC shutdown.

    Does anyone know if something like this is available in W10?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       27 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello miata, :)

    If you like, Window 10 already has a Power menu you could use to shut down the PC from.

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    If you prefer a desktop shortcut, then you could create a shortcut with a command in Option 8 of the same tutorial above. I like the command below.

    shutdown /s /f /t 0
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  3.    28 Oct 2017 #3

    And it's even handier if you put it in the Taskbar and /or Start menu.
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  4.    28 Oct 2017 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello miata, :)

    If you like, Window 10 already has a Power menu you could use to shut down the PC from.

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    If you prefer a desktop shortcut, then you could create a shortcut with a command in Option 8 of the same tutorial above. I like the command below.

    shutdown /s /f /t 0
    Be careful. The /f parameter forces a shutdown even if data is not saved. I recommend omitting the /f and then it warns you still have unsaved data. It is too easy to click a shutdown shortcut by mistake.

    Also, if you optionally add /hybrid, it shutsdown in a manner to allowa fastboot restart.
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1803 | Build -17134.165
       28 Oct 2017 #5

    Here's how I have mine:
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    And their shortcuts:
    Shutdown: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00
    Restart: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00
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  6.    29 Oct 2017 #6

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    I have only those. While we are at it, there used to be way to switch to another OS from a shortcut like that. I had it as a switch from W7 to XP at one time.
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       29 Oct 2017 #7

    A partial protection against some malware, by cleaning temp folders, browser's cache, etc.
    Code:
    start "" "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /AUTO /SHUTDOWN
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