Introduction: How to Make a Shutodown Shortcut on Desktop

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This is for Windows 8 users and doesnt like the new start menu.

Step 1: Find the Shutdown.exe

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It should be at


Step 2: Link It

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Right click on your desktop and go to New and Link.

Once their, past or type the Shutdown.exe location.

Step 3: Change the Icon (Optinal)

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Right click on the shortcut you made. Click on properties, Change Icon. You will get this but it just means there is no icon be default. Once you picked an icon, click Apply and OK.


amberrayh (author)2015-04-20

Thanks for sharing this. I hope we see more from you on Instructables in the future!

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