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How To Create Shutdown Shortcut Key in Windows XP, 7,8.1 & 10

Create Shortcode for Shutdown, Restart, Log off and Shutdown PC using Keyboard !!

Shutdown Windows
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When you are too lazy to click shutdown your windows pc after using it for long hours, you may need a shortcut code or one-touch “Shutdown” code. Usually, you need to go to the Start menu-> Power button-> Shutdown, which is quite a long process for lazy people like me because the Shutdown needs more steps to do. So we must need a shortcut code or One-touch option to shut down our PC. Fortunately, we have the shortcut code to Shutdown the Windows PC and this method will work in all types of Windows OS( XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Conventional Method for Shutdowning Windows
Conventional Method for Shutdown Windows

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Create a Shutdown Shortcut Code For Windows:

  • Go to the Desktop of your Windows PC
  • Right Click & Click New Shortcut option
New ShortCut Creation
New ShortCut Creation
  • The enter the value in the textbox of the window-> shutdown /s /t 0 (zero).
Enter Shutdown Shortcut Code
Enter Shutdown Shortcut Code
  • Then Click the Next button
  • Now name the shortcut icon as shown in the below image
Naming the Icon
Naming the Icon
  • After naming, Click Finish button
  • The shortcut icon has been created. But it seems like not formatted one and we can assign the icon for this shortcut key
  • For that Right Click-> Properties
Properties of Shortcut Icon
Properties of Shortcut Icon
  • Now click Change Icon Button
Change Icon
Change Icon
  • Select the icon from the list
Select the Icon
Select the Icon
  • After selecting the icon, click Ok button
  • Click Apply and Ok button to finish.
Icon Changed
Icon Changed
  • The Shutdown icon has been created
  • Double click on it to shut down your pc.
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Shutdown Windows
Shutting down Windows

This is the very simple method to create the Shortcut code creation for shutting down the windows in an easy way.

Create a Restart Shortcut Code for Windows:

  • Go to the Desktop of your Windows PC
  • Right Click & Click New Shortcut option
New ShortCut Creation
New ShortCut Creation
  • In the text box enter the value: Shutdown -r -t 00 (zero)
  • Click Next Button
Enter Restart Shortcut Code
Enter Restart Shortcut Code
  • Now name the shortcut key
  • Then click the Finish button
Naming the Key
Naming the Key
  • To change the Shortcut key icon
  • Go to Right Click-> Properties
  • Then Click the “Change Icon” option
Shortcut Properties
Shortcut Properties
  • Select the icon from the list of icons
  • Then click the OK button
Select Icon
Select Icon
  • Now click the Apply and Ok button to finish
Click Ok Button
Click Ok Button
  • The Restart shortcut key for windows has been created
  • Double tap on it to restart the Windows
Restart Shortcut Key Created
Restart Shortcut Key Created

This is the very simple method to create the Shortcut code creation for Restart the windows in an easy way.

Create a Log Off Shortcut Key for Windows:

  • Go to the Desktop of your Windows PC
  • Right Click & Click New Shortcut option
  • Enter the value in the text box: Shutdown.exe -L & click Next Button
Enter Log off Shortcut Code
Enter Log off Shortcut Code
  • Naming the icon.
  • Enter Log Off in the box
  • Click the Finish Button
Naming the Key
Naming the Key
  • To change the icon
  • Go to Right Click -> Properties
Properties of Shortcut Icon
Properties of Shortcut Icon
  • Click on the Change Icon button
Change Icon
Change Icon
  • After selecting the icon from the huge list
  • Click the Apply & Ok buttonClick Ok Button

Click Ok Button

  • Now the Key got the new icon and the Logoff shortcut key has been created.
  • Double tap on it to logoff.
Log Off Shortcut Key Created
Log Off Shortcut Key Created

This is the very easy method to create the Shortcut code creation for Logoff the windows in an easy way.

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Shutdown Windows Using Keyboard Shortcuts:

It is very simple. do the following steps to shut down or restart or whatever related to shutting down properties of Windows:

  • Click Winkey + D to minimize all the windows
  • Then click Alt + F4 
  • A dialog box will appear on the screen
  • It contains the list of operations related to the shutting down.
Shut down dialogbox
Shut down dialog box

Click the drop down to see the options and select one from it and click Ok button to execute. This is the only way to use the keyboard shortcut keys for performing shutting down actions in Windows

Verdict:

Here come to the conclusion of this article. Creating the shortcut key for shutting down puposes of windows will saves you a lot of time. By changing the double click to single option, you can execute the shutting down process in single click. This essential method will work on all the versions of the Windows OS based PC. If you have any queries and then feel free to comment us and we will reply you soon.

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