Windows Shutdown – Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8 2

Windows 8 came with no Start Menu and therefore, familiar ‘Shutdown’ button is missing too. However, there is an easy workaround and you could get the Windows¬†Shutdown button in your Taskbar and/or the Metro Start Screen.

Follow these simple steps.

Right Click on Desktop and click on New >> Shortcut
You¬† would see ‘Create Shortcut’ screen.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

‘Create Shortcut’ screen asks for location. Type in ‘shutdown /s /t 0’ (it is a numeral zero and not the alphabet O). Click ‘Next’.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

Next window asks to ‘Type a name for this shortcut’. Type ‘Shutdown’ and click ‘Finish’.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

Right Click on the newly formed icon ‘Shutdown’ and click on ‘Properties’.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

In ‘Shutdown Properties’ window, click on ‘Change Icon…’.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

Click on ‘OK’ in ‘Change Icon’ warning message. You would see all available icons in next window.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

Select an Icon of your choice. I would select the ‘Power Off’ button icon.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

Right Click on the ‘Shutdown’ icon and click on ‘Pin to Start’ and ‘Pin to Taskbar’. Since I had already pinned to Taskbar, this option did not show up.

Windows Shutdown - Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

 

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2 thoughts on “Windows Shutdown – Easy Way To Shutdown Windows 8

  1. Reply Lisa Feb 20,2013 2:36 am

    Good Article. Very useful information

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