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Windows 7: Display a Reminder/Message Box on Win 7 Shutdown

10 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
 
 
Display a Reminder/Message Box on Win 7 Shutdown

I'd like to display a simple reminder or message box when shutting down Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
I found a post that explains how to add a script at shutdown, and clicked on Start > Run, typed mmc, clicked OK, and in the console, clicked File > Add/Remove Snap-in. However, the Group Policy Editor is not listed as an available snap-in.
I then found this post
Local Group Policy Editor - Open
but it states, "You will not have the Local Group Policy Editor available in the Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions."

Any other ideas on how to display a reminder when shutting down?

Thanks in advance,


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10 Apr 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

It's possible you could set a task that would prompt at shutdown.
I'm not exactly a specialist with tasks though.
I know you can set tasks to execute at launch so it should be no real problem to have one effect when shutdown is requested.
I simply don't know the trigger for it.

You could also create a batch file for shutting down.
I suppose I could be a bit more specific if I knew the exact criteria here. Exactly what do you want this box to say when shutting down?
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10 Apr 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnno7 View Post

Any other ideas on how to display a reminder when shutting down?

Thanks in advance,
This freeware will do it. It works on Windows 7;

Beyond Logic Shutdown for NT/2000/XP

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
 
 

Thanks for the replies.
Maguscreed, the reason for the prompt is that my wife has purchased a new laptop with an optical mouse, and leaving the mouse on will probably shorten the battery life. Given that she'll be using it infrequently, I thought a reminder on shutdown would be a good idea.
Mike, the Beyond Logic Shutdown ran, but did not seem to provide any scope for modification.
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10 Apr 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnno7 View Post
Thanks for the replies.
Maguscreed, the reason for the prompt is that my wife has purchased a new laptop with an optical mouse, and leaving the mouse on will probably shorten the battery life. Given that she'll be using it infrequently, I thought a reminder on shutdown would be a good idea.
Mike, the Beyond Logic Shutdown ran, but did not seem to provide any scope for modification.
You have to add the text you want;

Code:
C:\ at 18:00 /interactive /every:M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su c:\windows\shutdown.exe -i -l 600   -m “Management acknowledges your dedication to your work. However if you choose to    go home now and have a good night, you will be much more productive tomorrow.”


Regards....Mike Connor
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11 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
 
 

Thanks Mike.
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