Create Shutdown Shortcut in your Windows PC

Creating a shortcut to shutdown your computer on your desktop screen is a very good utility. Many times users forgot to turn off their computer or maybe sometimes they are in a hurry and couldn’t shut down the computer. In such kind of cases, you can create shutdown shortcut to your computer, wherein you just need to do a single click and within few seconds of time your computer will be turned off completely. The below steps shows you that how to create shutdown shortcut in a Windows computer (laptop & desktop).

NOTE: Steps given below will work with Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10.

Create Shutdown Shortcut

Step 1. Right-click anywhere on Desktop screen where you can see an empty space, move your mouse cursor to “New”, and select “Shortcut”.

Step 2. A dialog box will be prompted on your screen. Type the following code or copy that and paste it to blank dialog box. Then, click Next button.

C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /p

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Step 3. Type a desired name for the shortcut in the “Type a name for this Shortcut” textbox. Example: “Shutdown PC” as mine in below image. Then, click on Finish.

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By doing the above steps, you have successfully created a Shut Down shortcut to your desktop screen. Now, if you wish, you can assign an Icon to this Shortcut as given in below steps:

  1. Right-click on created Shut down shortcut and select Properties.
  2. Once shortcut properties will open, go to “Shortcut” Tab and select “Change Icon”.
  3. Select an Icon from the list of available icons and press “OK”.create shutdown shortcut windows 10
  4. Press “OK” again to close the shortcut to create create shutdown shortcut
  5. Now you can see, “Shutdown PC” shortcut has created on desktop screen as shown in below image:
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Finally, you just need to double click on this icon and your computer will be turning off immediately.

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