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

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

Right click on your desktop select NEW > SHORTCUT

Step 2: Location

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

Click Next

Step 3: Name of Shutdown Command

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!!!!!

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



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    11 Discussions

    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!!!


    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


    10 years ago on Introduction

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