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Windows 7: How to always force shutdown....


19 Mar 2010   #1

Win7
 
 
How to always force shutdown....

hey guys.

i like to know how to force the computer to shutdown when i click " shutdown" or just close my notebook.

But every time i try just close my notebook it will tell me
" there are programs still running in the background" and you can either choose
" Force shutdown" or " cancel "

i want it to choose " force shutdown" automatic and to be able shut it down without the message popping up and just shutdown. I know that i my lose unsaved data but i dont care.....i want a fast way to shut down.

Would be very, very happy for a solution....

thanks

justnils


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19 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It will choose force shutdown automatically after a couple of seconds.
But...timer control: Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create
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19 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Create a Command Script and store it on your desktop.

Code:
@echo off
shutdown -f -s -t 0
Save it as "shutdown.cmd"

That will force your machine to shutdown.
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19 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello justnils, welcome to Seven forums!



Not only will you lose data but the odds are very good that you'll eventually disable the PC doing this as there is a certain process that Windows follows to safely shut down and if you force it long enough you may completely disable the OS.
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19 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

You can force shutdown by simply choosing to do so in power options. Type "Power Options" in the search box, then click on the Power Options link. Then click on "change plan settings" then click on "change advanced power settings." Navigate to "Power button and lids." Under power button, choose shutdown. Save settings and reboot.

Hope this helped.
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19 Mar 2010   #6
cjf

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You could also type at the cmd prompt:
cmd> shutdown /s
and after a on minute your PC will shutdown.
You could save this command in a script and create a shortcut on your desktop.

WARNING: TO AVOID LOSING DATA, MAKE SURE THAT THE TRANSIENT DATA IN ANY OPEN APPLICATION HAS BEEN SAVED PRIOR TO ISSUING THE SHUTDOWN COMMAND
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19 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello justnils, welcome to Seven forums!


Not only will you lose data but the odds are very good that you'll eventually disable the PC doing this as there is a certain process that Windows follows to safely shut down and if you force it long enough you may completely disable the OS.
Bare Foot Kid is right. That is why I give you a script that is approved by Microsoft.
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20 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Actually Bare Foot Kid is right that you simply should not do it.

Even with a script supposedly "approved by Microsoft" I would not do a forced shutdown habitually.
That command posted by WindowStar forces a shutdown after 0 seconds delay and with no warnings to the user about unsaved data.

I would only do a forced shutdown when a normal shutdown fails because some process is stuck and refuses to quit with a normal shutdown.
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20 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello justnils.



I just found this and it may help you, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create
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24 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7,8 64-bit; Fedora Linux 19; FreeBSD 10;
 
 

Quote:
Not only will you lose data but the odds are very good that you'll eventually disable the PC doing this as there is a certain process that Windows follows to safely shut down and if you force it long enough you may completely disable the OS.
Can anyone here actually give an explanation as to why forcing a shutdown every time is a bad idea?

Minus the whole "omg unsaved data", what are the documented negative effects of doing this?
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