Windows Tips : ShutDown Windows 7 Instantly Using A Fast Shutdown Shortcut

S ometimes you might feel that your Windows 7 is taking so long time to shut down. Well, it’s a regular problem and I am facing it now. So I...

Sometimes you might feel that your Windows 7 is taking so long time to shut down. Well, it’s a regular problem and I am facing it now. So I searched for a solution, found one and then apply it. It now, after testing for 56 boot ups, its working, actually working great, for me. So here I am showing you how. Windows may take long time to shut down. The usual reason is, it tries to save all of your data so that you might not loose anything. That’s why it take backup of every single processes before a shut down. That occurs “x Programs still need to close” dialog during a shut down. Isn’t it annoying? Thing about a single case, you are working with your PC and it’s not good enough to take a power failure. So you use a U.P.S. But an U.P.S will serve for a little time and you need to shut down your PC before it get down. So if it takes 5-6 mins only to shutdown, then, yeah that’s a horrible experience. So let’s learn how to deal with this problem. Previously I have talked about editing registry to improve shutdown time. If you don’t feel it safe to edit registry or if you want some more easier way, then you should join with us.

This tips is quiet easy and simple then the previous trick. Here we will create a shortcut and we can be able to shutdown Windows instantly using that shortcut. So let’s get started.

  1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.
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  2. Now For a Instant Shut Down Computer Shortcut
    • Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button.

      shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f


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    • Now give that shortcut a name and click Finish.
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  3. Now For a Shut Down Computer Shortcut with a Specified Time-Out Period
    • Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button.
    • Paste the following code on the “Type For Location Of The Items” bar.
      shutdown.exe -s -t ## -f
      FOR EXAMPLE: Replace ## with the second value you want to wait before Shutting Down. I would type this below exactly to have a 20 second time delay.
      shutdown.exe -s -t 20 -f

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  4. Right click on the new Shut Down Computer shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.
    • Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. 
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    • Now select the ShoutDown icon from that list an press OK. Then Apply and OK the settings.
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