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Add Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate button to start screen in Windows 8

Posted In Windows - By Techtiplib on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 With No Comments »

In Windows 8 you can see there isn’t shutdown button at start screen, to shutdown Windows you have to open the Settings charm by moving mouse cursor to the upper-right or lower-right corner of the screen, and then clicking Settings to access shut down, restart, hibernate, and sleep options. Or you can open the Settings charm by moving mouse cursor to the upper-right or lower-right corner of the screen, and then clicking Settings to access shut down, restart, hibernate, and sleep options.

There are a number of workarounds available to easily access shut down options in Windows 8. You could add shut down options to the Windows + X menu (the menu that appears when you press Windows + X hotkey), add shut down options to desktop context menu, or pin shut down to the Start screen. (we suggest you check out how to Restore Missing Desktop Tile On Start Screen In Windows 8)

 By follow these steps below you can easily add shutdowsn button to Start screen:

Step 1: Ceate a shortcut for shut down option.

Right-click on desktop, click New and then click Shortcut to open Create Shortcut wizard.

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Step 2: In the location of the item you need to type the following value:

To create shutdown shortcut:

shutdown.exe -s -t 00 –f

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(Use given below values if you want to create shortcuts for restart & hibernate)

To create restart shortcut:

%windir%System32shutdown.exe –r

To create hibernate shortcut:

C:WindowsSystem32rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0

(replace “C” with your Windows 8 drive letter)

Step 3: Set the button name

Click Next button. Enter Shut down, Restart, or Hibernate (depending on for which you’re creating shortcut) in  type a name for the shortcut box and then clickFinish button.

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Step 4: When the shortcut is created on your desktop, right-click on the shortcut and click Properties.

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Step 5: Change icon

At Shortcuts tab, click Change icon button to browse to an icon file that suites your shortcut. If you want to pin Metro Apps to the Taskbar, you can see how to pin Windows 8 Metro Apps to the Taskbar.

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Step 6: Select an icon, click Ok button and then click Apply button.

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Step 7: Pin the shortcut to Start menu

Right-click on the shortcut and click Pin to Start to create your own shut down tile on the Start screen. Your new tile should now appear on the Start screen. You may move the tile from the end to the beginning of the Start screen for quick access.

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Via Intowindows

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