Pin a 'Shut down' button to the Start Screen in Windows 8
Are you looking for a simpler way to shut down your Windows 8 based PC? Pinning a ‘Shut down’ button to the ‘Start’ screen of your PC can be the best option. Given below are the step-by-step instructions to pin a ‘Shut Down’ button to the ‘Start’ screen in Windows 8.
Step 1: If you are on the ‘Start’ screen then go to the desktop.
Step 2: Right click on the desktop.
Step 3: Point to ‘New’ and then select ‘Shortcut’ from the menu.
Step 4: Type ‘Shutdown.exe (space) –s’ in the location bar and then click ‘Next’.
Step 5: Type ‘Shut Down’ as the name of this shortcut and then click ‘Finish’.
Step 6: Shutdown shortcut will be displayed on the desktop. Right click on it and then select ‘Properties’ from the menu.
Step 7: Click ‘Change Icon’ and then click ‘OK’ on the confirmation window.
Step 8: On the ‘Change Icon’ window, select the ‘Shut Down’ icon and then click ‘OK’
Step 9: Click ‘OK’ again to close the ‘Properties’ window.
Step 10: Right click on the shortcut and then select ‘Cut’ from the menu.
Step 11: Open ‘Explorer’ window, type ‘%appdata%’ on the location bar and press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
Step 12: Navigate to: ‘Microsoft, Windows, Start Menu, Programs’ and then paste the shortcut there.
Step 13: Close the explorer window.
Step 14: Now the ‘Shut down’ button is pinned on the ‘Start’ screen.
Step 15: Click on it to shut down your computer.
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