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    Smile Quick Windows Shutdown



    To save going through the menus to shut down windows try this method to make a desktop shortcut.

    Make a new shortcut
    Paste this into the Target C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 0
    Change the Run menu to minimised

    Now you can just click on it when you want to shutdown windows.

    I renamed it 'Babylonian Judgement' for added mystic!

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    Re: Quick Windows Shutdown

    Or even just press the on/off switch and let it log off and power down.

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    Re: Quick Windows Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by chilliwilly View Post
    Or even just press the on/off switch and let it log off and power down.
    Takes too long to restart and then a whole lot of junk comes up, Delete, next.. remind me later,... been so long since last virus scan..... email alert.... windows did not shut down.. etc. Just go start/turn off/standby. has to be simple, REAL SIMPLE for me to follow. My 13 year old has to get me out of trouble sometimes.. mike.
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    Re: Quick Windows Shutdown

    Yes I know what you mean. The older version of windows (1.0, 2.0 ,3.0 and 95) were a pain in the arse. With xp and vista you just go into settings and program the on/off button to power down and log off. Its makes a short cut.

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    Re: Quick Windows Shutdown

    WinXP was simple, pres the windows key, then 'U', then 'U' and you are done.
    Vista slightly harder, win key, 'U' then arrow down 2-3 time.

    But really only my laptop gets shut down, my desktops run 24/7.

    Old PC with a mailserver and spam filter, and for all my business stuff for my email address runs 24/7.
    This desktop which is me stuffing around on the internet runs 24/7. Old PC goes to sleep if it's doing nothing, this PC runs of a SSD and cool and quiet CPU ramping down so if it's not doing much doesn't use much power.

    The laptop which I take on site for manuals and banking etc is the only PC I have that has to be shut down and started up all the time. It is a laptop and came with vista, so a real piece of crap.
    Got sick of it and only today which is my day off I installed ubuntu 10.10 for notebooks. So far so good and a lot faster.

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    Re: Quick Windows Shutdown

    Where do i find the "ANY" key? When computer comes up with... press any key to continue.. just kidding, blonde thing.
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