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One click shut Down


This question was answered on August 30, 2002." Create a One Click Shutdown" for windows. Ken said that there was a way and I printed it but did not get all sentences complete on the right hand side. I tried to find the Augest 30th, 2002 on your web but can't. Would you please tell me how again or tell me how to refind the article. Thank you

Pat Hobart

I don't want to go to start every time I shut the computer off.


This question was answered on May 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

1. Navigate to your desktop

2. On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut)

3. You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path

4. Enter one of these as the path:

o Use this path if your operating system is Windows 95, 98, or Me:

C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

o Use this path if your operating system is Windows NT, 2000, or XP:

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

5. If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the correct letter of the hard drive

6. Click the "Next" button

7. Name the shortcut and click the "Finish" button

Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done Also, if you want to make life better and faster, you can right-click the new shortcut you just made, go to Properties, and type in X (or whatever letter) in the Shortcut Key box

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 22, 2003