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mptseries
09-25-2010, 05:43 AM
Create One-Click Shutdown and Reboot Shortcuts
>>> One-Click Shutdown Shortcut<<<<
1: First, create a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on the desktop, choosing New, and then choosing Shortcut.
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The Create Shortcut Wizard appears.

2: In the box asking for the location of the shortcut, type shutdown and press <Next>.
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4: After you create the shortcut, double-clicking on it will shut down your PC.

>>> One-Click Restart Shortcut<<<<
1: First, create a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on the desktop, choosing New, and then choosing Shortcut. The Create Shortcut Wizard appears.
2: In the box asking for the location of the shortcut, type shutdown -r -t 50 -c "Rebooting your PC" and
press <Next>.
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3: In the box asking for the name of shortcut, type any name for shortcut (e.g Restart) and press <Finish> to finish creating the shortcut.
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4: Double-clicking on that shortcut will reboot your
PC after a fifty-seconds delay and display the message
"Rebooting your PC."
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But you can do much more with a shutdown shortcut than merely shut down your PC. You can add any combination of several switches to do extra duty, Table 1-3 lists all of them and describes their use.

Table 1-3
Switch
What it does

-s
Shuts down the PC.

-l
Logs off the current user.

-t nn
Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds, before performing the action.

-c "messagetext"
Displays a message in the System Shutdown window. A maximum of 127 characters can be used. The message must be enclosed in quotation marks.

-f
Forces any running applications to shut down.

-r
Reboots the PC.

Let us, give the shortcuts a real look by changing their icons.
1: First, right click on the shortcut and choose properties. The properties dialog appears on the shortcut tab press <Chang
Icon > button. If it says "The file%windir%/system32/shutdown.exe contains no icon.
Choose an icon from the list or specify a different
file.", Click Ok.
2: Now choose an appropriate icon for your shortcut and press <OK>. What I recommend looks like this:
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Sher Malang
09-26-2010, 05:42 AM
The fun part is to burn it in a CD with .ini autorun command :D

Sher Malang
09-26-2010, 05:45 AM
I have windows 7, does not work for me.

Solution for your problem:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/quick-tip-create-shutdown-restart-lock-icons-in-windows-vista/

amna.
09-26-2010, 12:00 PM
MPT it works good on my Vista but not on my laptop