Introduction: How to Shutdown Your Computer Using a Cool Desktop Icon (Windows Vista)

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In this Instructable I will show you how to shutdown your windows vista computer using a cool desktop icon.

Step 1: Right Click and Go To: New > Shortcut

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Right click on your desktop select NEW > SHORTCUT

Step 2: Location

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All that you need to type in the location for windows vista is: shutdown.exe \p

Click Next

Step 3: Name of Shutdown Command

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You can really name the shortcut anything you want. the default is shutdown. I made mine:WARNING Do NOT click on this. It will shutdown 100's of circuts in your computer HAHAHAHAHAHA. But you can name yours anything you want.

Click Finish

Step 4: Instructable Complete!!!!!

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You are now done!!! You Should see a new icon on your desktop that when you double click on, will shutdown your computer.


sasmitha (author)2012-03-21 to work this on windows7

gamerguy13 (author)2009-07-26

Can you do this with restart? That would be great!

Double U (author)gamerguy132010-10-16

Yes, you can.
Type in notepad:

shutdown -r

That's all =D.

Labot2001 (author)2008-06-15

Cool trick. 3/5 stars.

if you wanted to play a trick on one of your friends, you could delete the internet icon and replace it with the shutdown trick!!!

Amadeos (author)Jamie_Thomas19952008-09-20

lol I do that to the computers at my school. Its so funny! (except when you click on them lol) You can do it in XP too just cut and paste this: %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -S -T 0 You can restart it too by this: %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -R -T 0

TheDeviant13 (author)Amadeos2009-02-22

it works in vista too

i did that to my friends firefox. he thought it was a virus, so he had to re-install it. LOL

D Jason Payne (author)2008-07-03

This is pretty cool. I like it. :-)

highwaykind (author)2008-06-16

The icon didn't auto-appear for me as the shut-off button, but I could easily change it. Thanks!

shooby (author)2008-06-15


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