Where Windows 7 displays its power button in a prominent
place on its Start Menu, Windows 8 makes you perform
four actions just to turn your computer off. To get to
the power button in the new OS, you must pull out the
Charms menu, click the Settings charm, click the Power
button and then select Shutdown or Restart.
However, thereís an easy way to put the shutdown and
restart functions just one click away from the desktop
and Start screen. Just create shortcuts for both actions
using the following steps:
Navigate to the desktop.
Right click on the desktop and select New ---> Shortcut.
A shortcut menu appears.
Enter shutdown -s -t 00 (thatís a zero) in the location
box and hit Next.
Enter a name for the shortcut and click Finish.
A new shortcut will appear on your desktop.
Right click on the shortcut and select Properties.
A dialog box appears.
Click Change Icon under the Shortcut tab
then Click Ok
in warning box that says shutdown.exe
contains no icons.
Select an Icon from the list of available
images Click Ok twice
(once to close the Change Icon window and once to
Properties window). Your shortcut will now have an icon.
Right click the shortcut and select Pin to Start.
The shutdown icon will now appear on your
the shutdown icon to a prominent place on your Start
I recommend putting it in the first column
to the left so you will always see it.
Right click the icon and select Pin to Taskbar if
the shortcut to live on your desktopís taskbar as well.
Repeat the previous steps to create a Restart button.
Use the command
/r /t 00 in the