There are a lot of ways to gain access to certain operations in Windows operating systems by using shell commands, shortcuts and other, unknown commands. However, you may not be aware that there are other ways to perform things on Windows which only need a simple click. No typing but a …click! It’s the case of shortcut icons. Here is a couple of examples to shutdown and reboot your computer at speed-light!
- As a first step, right-click on any empty space on your computer desktop.
- Click New and Shortcut.
- In the “Type the Location of the Item” type Shutdown.exe -s -t 00 and click Next.
- This will create a shutdown icon on the desktop. Double click it turn your PC off.
- If you want something more elaborate, you can add extra options to this shortcut.
- So, again right-click on the desktop and create a new shortcut.
- In the blank field copy and paste these commands: Shutdown.exe -r -t 15 -c “Warning: I am about to reboot the computer”.
- This will create a shortcut on the desktop. If clicked it will turn off your PC after 15 secs and will reboot it right after that.
[Thanks Brad for pointing out the error in this article!]
Tags: trick, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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