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[solved] How can I make a shortcut to shutdown my computer?

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  • Started 6 years ago by elis812
  • Latest reply from Enno
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Anonymous
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I just want to make an icon on my desktop to shut down the computer

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ak03
Posts: 62

Just go to start, Computer, OS (C:), Windows, System 32, type in "shutdown" into the search box. You'll see a thing called shutdown.exe. just right click it and select send to your desktop.

Posted 6 years ago
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thegeek
The Geek
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Hey, our first solved forum thread!

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Enno
Posts: 11

I hate to rain on the parade, but it doesn't always work. When I do it, or run it directly, I get a brief flash of a command line window and nothing happens. If I use the normal shutdown command it behaves as expected.

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