Create Shutdown Shortcut in your Windows PC

Create Shutdown Shortcut

The below steps will show you that how to create shutdown shortcut in a Windows computer (laptop & desktop).

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 cases, you can create shutdown shortcut to the desktop screen, wherein you just need to do a single click and within few seconds of time your computer will be turned off completely. 

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

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

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.

By doing the above steps, you have successfully created a shutdown shortcut to your desktop screen.

Optional, if you wish, you can assign an icon image to this shortcut, which makes your shortcut good looking by following the below steps:

Assign an Icon to the Windows Shut Down Shortcut

Step 1. Right-click on created Shut down shortcut and select PropertiesStep 2. Once shortcut properties will open, go to Shortcut Tab and select Change IconStep 3. Select an Icon from the list of available icons and press OKStep 4. Press OK again to close the shortcut properties.Step 5. Now you can see, Shutdown PC shortcut has created on desktop screen as shown in below image:Turn off your PC from a Shutdown Shortcut Click To Tweet

Finally, you just need to double click on this icon and your computer will be turned off immediately.

[Read: How to Pin a Folder to Windows Taskbar?]

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