How To Create Shutdown And Restart Buttons On Your Desktop

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Post by JOHN2x on Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:08 am

Want to be able to click a button on your desktop to shutdown your computer instead of having to click “Start -> Turn off Computer > Turn Off” every single time? All you have to do is create a shortcut on your desktop that points to shutdown.exe with the right switches.

Do a right click on your desktop and click new click on shortcut. In the Type the location of the item paste in one of these commands. Then click next. A shortcut is now on your desktop. Now do a right click on the shortcut and go to properties. Now click Change Icon. Pick whatever Icon you want it to look like

Shutdown command

%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -f -s -t 0

Restart command

%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 0

Create a Restart button:

It might seem a little strange but Windows XP and vista restarts using the same shutdown.exe file. To create a restart button follow the same steps above but use a -r switch instead of a -s switch. I have changed the commands for you so you will not have to do this. Change the name of the Icon to Restart.
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Post by black_heart_pychzen029 on Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:27 am

wow nice thanks for sharing dude :D


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