Shutdown your Windows PC Faster
Hi guys, welcome to this tutorial, where I’ll teach you how to Shutdown your Windows PC Faster irrespective of what operating system you’re on.
Tip: However, The fastest way to shut down your Windows PC is to turn it off with the mains switch :D.
There might be many reasons to do so, as the usual method of turning off your PC is quite a process.
This procedure works on all version of Windows, from XP to Windows 10.
This requires some preparation but is often the faster option; as it will force a shutdown which means that it won’t wait for programs to close gracefully.
Note: Don’t worry you won’t lose any data or face any errors or problems later on.
What we are going to do is, we will be creating a shortcut command icon; which when executed will quickly shut down your computer.
Follow these steps.
- Right click on a free location on the desktop and select New Shortcut.
- In the location field, type the following command: %windir%system32shutdown.exe -s -t 0
- Click Next to continue.
- Name the shortcut or keep the name. This is the icon description that appears underneath the shortcut on the desktop.
If you are running Windows 7 or newer, you may pin the shortcut to the taskbar. This may be useful if you want a clean desktop, don’t display desktop icons by default, or prefer to use the taskbar for important activities.
Tip: You can assign a keyboard shortcut to the shortcut to run the command from any location on the system. Right-click the shortcut on the desktop and select Properties from the context menu. Locate the Shortcut Field, click on it and pick a shortcut for it that you want to use, for instance, Ctrl F11 or any other shortcut that you are comfortable with and is not mapped by Windows or programs already.
In case you are wondering what the parameters mean:
s means shut down the computer.
t defines the timeout period before the shutdown which in this case is 0 seconds.
Since you can map a shortcut to the operation, it is the fastest option available to shut down a Windows computer.
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