Windows 8 – Add Shutdown to the Start/Metro Menu

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I wrote an article ages ago about ‘How to shut down Windows 8‘ but what if you simply want a shortcut to save you the hassle, and have that on your start menu?

Windows 8 shutdown


1. Press Windows Key+R > In the run box type the following;

%appdata%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

Windows 8 Start Menu Location

2. In the window that opens > Right click > New > Shortcut.

New shortcut

3. Enter the following

shutdown /t 00 /s

Windows 8 shutdown shortcut

4. Call the shortcut ‘Shutdown Computer’ > Finish.

Name the shortcut

5. To change the icon > Right click > Properties > Change Icon > OK.

Change Shortcut Icon

6. Select the shutdown icon > OK > Apply > OK.

Change Icons

7. And now the shutdown option is on your start menu.

Windows 8 shut down shortcut

7. To add shortcuts for Restart, Sleep, or Hibernate, use the following shortcuts;

TO RESTART; shutdown.exe -t 00 -r

TO Hibernate; rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState

TO Sleep; rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0


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