Introduction: Internet Explorer Shutdown Prank

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This is a very simple instructable on how to get someone to unknowingly shut a PC down. Also, this would be my first instructable, please bear with me.

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Step one: right click on an open area of the desktop and select New, then Shortcut.

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Step two: in the text box type "shutdown.exe", without the quotation marks, then click Next.

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Step three: Type "Internet Explorer", again without the quotations, then click Finish.

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Step four: Right click on your new shortcut, then click Properties.

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Step five: click Change Icon, then click Ok.

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Step six: find the icon which looks most like the real Internet Explorer icon. Select it, then press Ok

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Step seven: In the box labeled "Target" go to the end of the text in the box and add -s -t 30 -c "message of your choosing"
then click Apply. It will look something like %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 30 -c "message"

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Last step: double click your new shortcut to test it. Oh, by the way, click start, run, type shutdown.exe -a, click ok...these are the steps for aborting before shutdown.


thegeeke (author)2012-01-07

You could also make a batch file to do this... It's a pretty old prank.

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