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Shutdown XP using your keyboard
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
Shutdown XP using your keyboard

Here's how it's done. The instructions are quite simple, and as long as you follow along, this should be rather painless! Please follow step by step!

1. Right click on your desktop. Go to new, and then click on shortcut.
2. A window comes up. Type in “shutdown” (without quotes) add a space and enter one of the following commands.

*I GIVE THE FOLLOWING CREDIT TO
Eric Greveson, who posted how change shutdown settings below.
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Usage: shutdown [-i | -l | -s | -r | -a] [-f] [-m \\computername] [-t xx] [-c "comment"] [-d up:xx:yy]

-i Display GUI interface, must be the first option

-l Log off (cannot be used with -m option)

-s Shutdown the computer

-r Shutdown and restart the computer

-a Abort a system shutdown

-m \\computername Remote computer to shutdown/restart/abort

-t xx Set timeout for shutdown to xx seconds

-c "comment" Shutdown comment (maximum of 127 characters)

-f Forces running applications to close without warning

-d [u][p]:xx:yy The reason code for the shutdown
u is the user code
p is a planned shutdown code
xx is the major reason code (positive integer less than 256)
yy is the minor reason code (positive integer less than 65536)
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2. (Continuation) a good example of a shutdown line would read as follows:

“shutdown -s -t 0” (of course, without the quotes)

This tells the computer to run the shutdown program, and to shutdown the computer (marked by –s). The timer is set to zero, which will shut down the computer instantly (marked by –t 0)

3. After you have created your customized shutdown command, click next. Enter a name for it and hit finish

4. Right click on the shortcut you just created, and go to properties.

5. Note where it says “Shortcut Key”. Enter your combination here. I recommend “Ctrl, Alt, END” as stated before, but the choice is purely up to you.

6. Click OK. Your shutdown string is now effective! Just hit that key combination and your computer is off!

Happy Tweaking!

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sweet
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great tip :)
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I would like to do that. I can create the shortcut, but I can't alter the "Shortcut Key". It just says "None", and it can't be altered (XP-SP2).
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not working
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Or you could just press WINKEY+U+U xD
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It works flawlessly for me.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very useful!
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by Philip Wolfgang)
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    Very usefull tip, but is there any way to do the opposite. I mean startup/powerup the PC using a keyboard buttom-combination etc. BTW I am a user of Vista.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    tnx for the tip...in the shortcut key just prey the key you want to use with CTRL+ALT...END for CTRL+ALT+END
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bye
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i want scheduled shutdown!
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    becouse its a very exilent technic
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Ok it's work's on my computer user Kathya_Vaishnav
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    #1 aziz
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great tip, I usually don't write ratings, but figured I would for this one. One, because it's simple and another because it worked great.Thanks for the tip.
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not workin any of this key just Alt+F4 is clossing windows and show you panel chossse which you want to turn off the ysystem.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by migelle)
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    alt+F4?
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thnx my friend.... :)
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ...it dosent help...
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    wasn't specific enough at the top part and wasn't organized well wasn't specific but helped me!
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I quit simple and very effective. no need to download third party softwares just purely ms-dos commands.. great!!!
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is not the keyboard shortcut
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    won't help when i need to shut down fast, now, and when clicking just reduces the computer's speed to that of molasses in January
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks mister
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not working
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by rocketmouse)
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    And how, pray tell, do I right-click on the desktop when the mouse isn't working?
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Didn't tell me anything I didn't know already but reminded me on a previous setup I had for an old computer... I had: shutdown (shutdown -s -f -t 10 -c "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A to abort.") Hotkey was Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S restart (shutdown -r -f -t 10 -c "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A to abort.") Hotkey was Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R abort (shutdown -a) Hotkey was Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A Got me out of a lot of trouble with porn sites! :P (Joke)
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thank for help
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its great...... really works fine for me......
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this is the option u have provided is not enough. A person who want to restart or sutdown his computer only wants that he have to use only some combination of keys to resart or sutdown his computer instantaly. thanks
     
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