Apr 8, 2009

Create Shutdown and Restart Buttons on your desktop

It's easy to shutdown and restart your computer from your desktop. The traditional way is to go to the start button and then choosing the Turn Off Computer button and again choosing between switch user, turn off and restart. It does takes a few seconds more and some times it's boring. Well there is a solution for it
you can create a Shutdown and restart Button on your desktop.
To create a shutdown and restart button on your desktop you have to follow this steps:

1- Right Click on the Desktop and then click New Button. Then scroll down to Shortcut. On clicking it a new Window appears with a blank space saying "Type the location of items".
2- In this space write "shutdown.exe -s -t 5" or "%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 5"

Now the -s stands for shutdown and -t denotes the time in seconds to wait before windows shutdown. Then click Next and give a name as shutdown and click Finish. To apply icons to it simply Right click it and Properties and then Change Icons. For Restart simply change -s with -r like this way "%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 10" or "shutdown.exe -r -t 10".