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Vista Shutdown Shortcut

Friday, July 18th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

Lately, I’ve been seeing one question pop up on a regular basis in my e-mail Inbox, so I figured it was about time I covered it! So, what’s the question? Well, it seems like several of you want to know how you can create a shutdown shortcut for Windows Vista. As many of you probably know, we here at WorldStart have told you how to do that for Windows XP, but we just haven’t gotten to it for Vista yet. But that’s all going to change today. Let’s check this out!

If you would like to create a shutdown shortcut for your Vista computer, here’s what you need to do. First, right click on your desktop and choose New. Click on the Shortcut option and then wait for the New Shortcut wizard to come up on your screen. Once it does, it will ask you for the location of your new shortcut. In the box, type “shutdown -s -t 01” (without the quotes). Then click on the Next button to finish out the process.

Yep, that’s all you have to do. Once your shortcut is created, you’ll see a new icon on your desktop and you can just click on it every time you want to shut your computer down. That’s right, you now have the power to turn your computer off with just one click! Note: Just to make sure you get the location right, it’s best to copy and paste it from the above paragraph. That way, you’re sure to get the spacing and everything correct. Now, go on and enjoy your brand new Vista shortcut. Oh yeah!

~ Erin

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