How to Create Shutdown Shortcut for Windows 8 PC

Windows 8 is currently the latest Windows OS. Since the inception of Windows 8, users have been searching for easy means to get acquainted with the OS.

Create Shutdown Shortcut for Windows 8 Pc

In order to make Windows 8 easier for users, I have written some articles like: Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts, Top 5 Free Antivirus Program for Windows 8, Windows 8 for Dummies PDF E-book, and so on.

Today, I want to share how any Windows 8 users can easily create a shortcut on their desktop to shut down their PC, instead of the normal shutdown process which is done by moving the mouse to the bottom right corner of the computer, to bring up charm box. After which they will be required to select the setting charm to access the power option to finally shutdown.

In previous versions of windows, only two steps will be taken to shut down your PC, but in Windows 8, you will go through 4 steps. However, instead of going through those normal 4 steps to shut down your PC, you can create a simple shortcut on your desktop to make your Windows 8 PC shutdown process to be easier.

Steps to Create a Shutdown Shortcut on Windows 8 Desktop

1. Click desktop tab on the start screen

2. Right click anywhere on the desktop, select New >> Shortcut

3. A dialogue box will appear. Type the following characters into the box: shutdown/s/t 0 or use shutdown -s -f -t 0 (as seen in the image below)

Windows 8 Shutdown Shortcut

4. Click next after step 3. You can leave shortcut name as shutdown or you can change to something else like Power off PC.

You now have a shutdown shortcut on you Windows 8 PC. Whenever you click on the shortcut, you PC will immediately shutdown.

If you don’t like the shortcut icon, you can easily change it to one of the default icons on your PC or use a custom one. To change the icon, simply right click on the shortcut, select properties, select change icon and then choose the icon the suit you most.

Windows 8 Shutdown Shortcut Icon

To make your PC shutdown process one click, you can also pin the shutdown shortcut to start by right clicking on it to select the pin to start option.

Share your experience with the shutdown shortcut via the comment box below.

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