It takes just three clicks to shut down a Windows 10 PC. You need to click on Start Menu, click on the Power button, and then choose the Shutdown. However, what if I tell you that you can shut down your PC in just two clicks? You need to create a shutdown icon on your desktop to do that.

The Shutdown process in Windows has hardly been changed, and the old method to shut down the computer now looks boring. Therefore, in this article, we have decided to share a new way to shutdown Windows 10 PC.

This new method will take just two clicks to shut down a Windows computer, and you will save yourself some time. So, in this article, we are going to share the best method to create a shutdown icon in Windows 10 computers.

How To Create a Shutdown Icon on Windows 10 PC

The good thing is that we don’t need to make changes to the registry file to create a shutdown icon. We need to create customized shortcuts to create a shutdown icon in Windows 10. So, let’s check out how to create a shutdown icon in Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. First of all, Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.

Create new shortcut
Create new shortcut

Step 2. Under the Create Shortcut wizard, you need to type the location – Shutdown.exe /s /t 00

Enter the location
Enter the location

Step 3. Once done, click on ‘Next’ and then type a name for the new shortcut. Name it ‘Shutdown’ or anything else and then click on the ‘Finish’ button.

Name the new shortcut and click on 'Finish'
Name the new shortcut and click on ‘Finish’

Step 4. You will now see the new shutdown icon on the desktop. You need to double click on it to shut down your PC.

Shutdown icon on the desktop
Shutdown icon on the desktop

Similarly, you want to create a shortcut for Restart, Sleep, Hibernate, and Lock PC by implementing these commands.

Restart – Enter Shutdown.exe /r /t 00in the location field.

Sleep – Enter rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 in the location field.

Hibernate – Enter rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState in the location field.

Lock PC – Enter Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation in the location field

So, this article is all about how to create a shutdown icon in Windows 10 PC. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.



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