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Create Reboot And Shutdown Shortcuts In Windows XP

Reboot or Shutdown Windows XP In One Single Click

Whenever you turnoff or restart your computer you have to perform certain actions like click the Start menu, choose Shut Down, and then select Shut Down or Restart. But there is a way where you can bypass these steps by creating the restart or shutdown shortcut that enables one-click shutdowns.

To create the shortcut just right click on your desktop choosing New, and then choosing Shortcut.

a shortcut on desktop

After that a create shortcut wizard will appear and a box will appear asking for the location of the shortcut, type shutdown. When shortcut is created, double-clicking on it will shut down your PC.

There is much more than this, you can add extra switches which will give you more control over  it.

shutdown -r -t 01 -c “Rebooting your PC” (Don’t copy paste, just type it)

Double-clicking on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a delay of one second and display the message “Rebooting Your PC”.

Below are two shortcuts one for Shutdown and other for Restart

shutdown -s -t 03 -c “Bye Bye” (Don’t copy paste, just type it) -> This Will Shutdown Your PC

shutdown -r -t 03 -c “Coming Back” (Don’t copy paste, just type it) -> This Will Restart Your PC


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