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Create A Shutdown Tile For Windows 8 (How to)

A number of Windows 8 users feel bad with the new Shut Down or Reboot option, because shutting down the Windows 8 computer involves few steps. However, by creating a shutdown shortcut tile on Start Screen, you can quickly shutdown your Windows 8 computer just with a click. Here is how to create Shutdown shortcut Tile for Windows 8 Release Preview.

To create a shortcut for shutting down your PC, right click on your desktop and choose “New” and then Shortcut”.

Now type “shutdown.exe –t 00 –s” (without quote) and click Next button. Enter a name for the shortcut, preferably “Shutdown”.


Now right click the newly created shortcut and choose “Properties”. Under “Shortcut” tab, click “change icon”. Choose a desirable icon from the list and click Ok button.


Now under “Shortcut” tab, choose “Minimized’ from the “Run” dropdown menu and click “Apply” to save the settings.

Now, to make this newly created shutdown shortcut as Windows 8 tile, right click it and choose “Pin To Start”.

That’s all!.

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