Creating Shutdown Shortcut on Windows 8 Start Screen


How do I shutdown Windows 8 as the start button has changed so much with the new Metro UI? Can I create a shortcut on the Start screen to shutdown my Windows 8? I LOVE WINDOWS 8!

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The Shutdown (Power) button on Windows 8 is hidden under the Settings of the Charms bar.

Here is how to create a shortcut directly on the Start screen. It gives you a one click shutdown button that is always handy.

Open Windows Explorer.
1. Navigate to:C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
2. Right-Click & select New / Shortcut
3. Type the location of the item: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0
4. Click Next
5. Type a name for this shortcut: Shutdown
6. Click Finish
7. Press Windows Key to return to Start Page
8. Right-Click on the new tile
9. Click Open file location
10. Right click the shortcut and select Properties/Change Icon
11. Click OK if you get an error message.
12. Click the Shutdown Icon
13. Click OK/Apply/OK

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