This tip is useful if you don’t want to go through the hassle of clicking Start, Shutdown.
- Right click a blank spot on the desktop, select New, Shortcut
- In the location field type: shutdown –s –t 00
- Click Next
- Type in the name you want it named as, such as Shutdown
- Click Finish
- You can now drag the shortcut to the Taskbar or keep it on the desktop.
Note: the “-S” indicates shutdown, changing it to “-R” will mean restart. The “-t” is time adjusting the number from 00 will change the shutdown count from immediate to what you set it to in seconds.
Tested on Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 (inc 64bit) | Should also work with Windows 9 (untested)