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Old 03-27-2004, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Desktop shortcut for PC shut-down. **Resolved**

I have seen it somewhere, but currently can’t find it. How do I set up a desktop Icon/Shortcut to shut down my PC. OS is Windows XP Pro with latest ‘updates’.

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Old 03-27-2004, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Right click your desktop, click New>Shortcut.

When the wizard pops open, type in:

shutdown -s -t 00
+this will shutdown the PC in 0 seconds or right away.
-s means shutdown
-t XX means in so much time (the XX can be any time in seconds.)

you can also do a reboot or make a seperate icon.
shutdown -r -t 00
-r means reboot

You can then name the shortcut whatever you want.

Also, if you want to customize even more, open a command prompt and type in shutdown, it will list all the options that you can use.

Hope this helps.
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Hope this helps.
Certainly does, thanks a lot.
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Old 03-27-2004, 03:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Guy what's the command to cancel a shutdown? sometimes i set my software to turn off my computer, but i forget to disable that so after it is done downloading or burning a disc it shuts off.....on accident
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If you are talking about as a desktop shortcut it would be:
shutdown -a

-a = abort

I don't think there is a keyboard shortcut to do this though. I also don't know how well this would work.
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