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Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu

How to Add "Restart" Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7
Published by Brink
31 Aug 2011
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How to Add "Restart" Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7

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This will show you how to add or remove Restart Computer to the desktop context menu in Vista and Windows 7.


EXAMPLE: Restart Computer in Desktop Context Menu
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Here's How:
1. To Add "Restart" to the Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add_Restart_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Remove "Restart" from the Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Restart_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the REG file to the desktop.

4. Double click on the REG file to merge it, and click on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted to approve the merge.

5. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

6. Right click on your desktop to see the change.
That's it,
Shawn







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31 Aug 2011   #1
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just going to ask you where this was. Thanks


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31 Aug 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you.
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06 Nov 2011   #3
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

This is more scared tricks. Accidentally click shout-down or restart on context menu then everything goes wrong.
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06 Nov 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, that wouldn't be good, but that's why I placed them at the bottom of the context menu to help make it harder to accidentally click on it by mistake if someone wanted to have it in the context menu.
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08 Nov 2011   #5
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, that wouldn't be good, but that's why I placed them at the bottom of the context menu to help make it harder to accidentally click on it by mistake if someone wanted to have it in the context menu.
Ya Your the man buddy!
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24 May 2012   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Just wondering Shawn, is there a way to have these (shutdown, restart, logoff) context menu items not flash the cmd window like you can on the shortcuts by changing them to open minimized?
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24 May 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Derek,

You could, but it would involve changing the "command" entry below in the REG file for the context menu to run a BAT or VBS script file instead. The BAT or VBS file would have to be downloaded and saved somewhere as well.

Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer\command]
@="shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f"
I just went with the easier way of doing it instead.
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24 May 2012   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn, sounds like the way I would have done it too.

I was just curious.
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24 May 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem mate.
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