[Tip] Quick 'n' easy way to shut down Windows

Discussion in 'Software' started by dreec, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. dreec

    dreec Nibble Poster

    If like me you are just to idle to click Start, Shutdown, Shutdown, OK

    then try this little baby!!

    Right click anywhere on your desktop

    Select New Shortcut

    In the command line dialog box type;

    C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

    You now have a shortcut on your desktop which, on a double click will shutdown Windows


    C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsexec

    for a restart shortcut.

    Or is it the other way around?? :twisted: :wink:

    Have Fun!!
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  2. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    Nice one, I hate clicking start n all that balls.

    I often put my machine in standby, is their one for that by chance.

    Doesn't seem to be working.An online mate of mine on yahoo just told me that Alt + F4 closes a window, then when you only have windows open, it closes down the machine.

    However he didn't give me a keyboard shorcut for restart, so if I can get it to work, your shortcut will be handy for that.

    Thanks :!:
  3. Phoenix
    Honorary Member

    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    Win+D followed by Alt+F4 works, Win+D minimizes everything to the desktop, so the Alt+F4 is assumed to shut down explorer.exe and brings up the shut down dialog

    also bind a hotkey to that shorcut and you can shut down using that too

    and for those that didnt know, Win+L locks the computer, saces the Ctr+Alt+Del + Space :)
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  4. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    I just leave my comp running 24/7, I only reboot when I've just had a Windows Update or a program has a fit.
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