Windows - A shortcut to turn off your PC faster

October 2016

=Windows - A shortcut to turn off your PC faster

Instead of going through the Start Menu> Shut Down> OK, to turn off your PC, you can create a small desktop shortcut that will allow faster shut-down:
  • Right click on your desktop, New > Shortcut > OK.
  • Enter the following line:
    • Shutdown.exe -s -t 00
  • Click on Next and enter a name for the shortcut .
  • Validate with the OK button.
  • The shortcut will be created.
  • From there you can change the icon : right click on your shortcut and click Properties and then Change Icon.
  • Double-click on this shortcut to turn off your PC.

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