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Windows 7: Shutdown argument /o missing in cmd

04 Jan 2017   #1
trevorshiloh

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Shutdown argument /o missing in cmd

Hi,

I have tried to shutdown using /r /o to open the Advanced Boot Options menu, but /o does not work. When using /?, /o does not appear under the arguments list. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. If more info is needed, please ask.


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05 Jan 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open CMD window and type shutdown /? to have all options. Haven't seen /o option.
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05 Jan 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could someone tell me why one would want or need to shut down a computer using the cmd. prompt?

Thank you

Jack
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05 Jan 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Jack, I've created a shortcut on the task bar to shut it down, so I don't need to do Start-shutdown. In fact I've replaced Start-shutdown to Start-restart.
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05 Jan 2017   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Jack, I've created a shortcut on the task bar to shut it down, so I don't need to do Start-shutdown. In fact I've replaced Start-shutdown to Start-restart.
I have a shutdown shortcut pined to my taskbar so I can shut down with one mouse click. It does a

C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 00 You need to know the options to get it to work right. Mine just shuts my PC down. If you want reboot you change the options.
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06 Jan 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Mine is C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /p (/p=/s /t 00)
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07 Jan 2017   #7
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

The /o switch wouldn’t be introduced in the Shutdown command until Windows 8, along with the /hybrid option. Windows 10 sees the addition of /fw as well.

If you want the /o switch on Windows 7, perhaps you can snaffle a copy of shutdown.exe from 8 or 10.

According to our tutorials, there’s only one way to enter the Advanced Boot Options menu. Compare with TenForums’ equivalent tutorial.


shutdown.exe — Windows 7
Code:
Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e] [/f]
    [/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]

    No args    Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
    /?         Display help. This is the same as not typing any options.
    /i         Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
               This must be the first option.
    /l         Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
    /s         Shutdown the computer.
    /r         Shutdown and restart the computer.
    /g         Shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
               rebooted, restart any registered applications.
    /a         Abort a system shutdown.
               This can only be used during the time-out period.
    /p         Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
               Can be used with /d and /f options.
    /h         Hibernate the local computer.
               Can be used with the /f option.
    /e         Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
    /m \\computer Specify the target computer.
    /t xxx     Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
               The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
               If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is
               implied.
    /c "comment" Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
    /f         Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
               The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is
               specified for the /t parameter.
    /d [p|u:]xx:yy  Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
               u indicates that the reason is user defined.
               If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is
               unplanned.
               xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
               yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).

Reasons on this computer:
(E = Expected U = Unexpected P = planned, C = customer defined)
Type	Major	Minor	Title

 U  	0	0	Other (Unplanned)
E   	0	0	Other (Unplanned)
E P 	0	0	Other (Planned)
 U  	0	5	Other Failure: System Unresponsive
E   	1	1	Hardware: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 	1	1	Hardware: Maintenance (Planned)
E   	1	2	Hardware: Installation (Unplanned)
E P 	1	2	Hardware: Installation (Planned)
E   	2	2	Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
E P 	2	2	Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
  P 	2	3	Operating System: Upgrade (Planned)
E   	2	4	Operating System: Reconfiguration (Unplanned)
E P 	2	4	Operating System: Reconfiguration (Planned)
  P 	2	16	Operating System: Service pack (Planned)
    	2	17	Operating System: Hot fix (Unplanned)
  P 	2	17	Operating System: Hot fix (Planned)
    	2	18	Operating System: Security fix (Unplanned)
  P 	2	18	Operating System: Security fix (Planned)
E   	4	1	Application: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 	4	1	Application: Maintenance (Planned)
E P 	4	2	Application: Installation (Planned)
E   	4	5	Application: Unresponsive
E   	4	6	Application: Unstable
 U  	5	15	System Failure: Stop error
 U  	5	19	Security issue
E   	5	19	Security issue
E P 	5	19	Security issue
E   	5	20	Loss of network connectivity (Unplanned)
 U  	6	11	Power Failure: Cord Unplugged
 U  	6	12	Power Failure: Environment
  P 	7	0	Legacy API shutdown
shutdown.exe /? — Windows 8.1
Code:
Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e | /o] [/hybrid] [/f]
    [/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]

    No args    Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
    /?         Display help. This is the same as not typing any options.
    /i         Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
               This must be the first option.
    /l         Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
    /s         Shutdown the computer.
    /r         Full shutdown and restart the computer.
    /g         Full shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
               rebooted, restart any registered applications.
    /a         Abort a system shutdown.
               This can only be used during the time-out period.
    /p         Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
               Can be used with /d and /f options.
    /h         Hibernate the local computer.
               Can be used with the /f option.
    /hybrid    Performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.
               Must be used with /s option.
    /e         Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
    /o         Go to the advanced boot options menu and restart the computer.
               Must be used with /r option.
    /m \\computer Specify the target computer.
    /t xxx     Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
               The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
               If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is
               implied.
    /c "comment" Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
    /f         Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
               The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is
               specified for the /t parameter.
    /d [p|u:]xx:yy  Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
               u indicates that the reason is user defined.
               If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is
               unplanned.
               xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
               yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).

Reasons on this computer:
(E = Expected U = Unexpected P = planned, C = customer defined)
Type	Major	Minor	Title

 U  	0	0	Other (Unplanned)
E   	0	0	Other (Unplanned)
E P 	0	0	Other (Planned)
 U  	0	5	Other Failure: System Unresponsive
E   	1	1	Hardware: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 	1	1	Hardware: Maintenance (Planned)
E   	1	2	Hardware: Installation (Unplanned)
E P 	1	2	Hardware: Installation (Planned)
E   	2	2	Operating System: Recovery (Unplanned)
E P 	2	2	Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
  P 	2	3	Operating System: Upgrade (Planned)
E   	2	4	Operating System: Reconfiguration (Unplanned)
E P 	2	4	Operating System: Reconfiguration (Planned)
  P 	2	16	Operating System: Service pack (Planned)
    	2	17	Operating System: Hot fix (Unplanned)
  P 	2	17	Operating System: Hot fix (Planned)
    	2	18	Operating System: Security fix (Unplanned)
  P 	2	18	Operating System: Security fix (Planned)
E   	4	1	Application: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 	4	1	Application: Maintenance (Planned)
E P 	4	2	Application: Installation (Planned)
E   	4	5	Application: Unresponsive
E   	4	6	Application: Unstable
 U  	5	15	System Failure: Stop error
 U  	5	19	Security issue (Unplanned)
E   	5	19	Security issue (Unplanned)
E P 	5	19	Security issue (Planned)
E   	5	20	Loss of network connectivity (Unplanned)
 U  	6	11	Power Failure: Cord Unplugged
 U  	6	12	Power Failure: Environment
  P 	7	0	Legacy API shutdown
shutdown.exe /? — Windows 10
Code:
Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e | /o] [/hybrid] [/soft] [/fw] [/f]
    [/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]

    No args    Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
    /?         Display help. This is the same as not typing any options.
    /i         Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
               This must be the first option.
    /l         Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
    /s         Shutdown the computer.
    /r         Full shutdown and restart the computer.
    /g         Full shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
               rebooted, restart any registered applications.
    /a         Abort a system shutdown.
               This can only be used during the time-out period.
               Combine with /fw to clear any pending boots to firmware.
    /p         Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
               Can be used with /d and /f options.
    /h         Hibernate the local computer.
               Can be used with the /f option.
    /hybrid    Performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.
               Must be used with /s option.
    /fw        Combine with a shutdown option to cause the next boot to go to the
               firmware user interface.
    /e         Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
    /o         Go to the advanced boot options menu and restart the computer.
               Must be used with /r option.
    /m \\computer Specify the target computer.
    /t xxx     Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
               The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
               If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is
               implied.
    /c "comment" Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
    /f         Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
               The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is
               specified for the /t parameter.
    /d [p|u:]xx:yy  Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
               u indicates that the reason is user defined.
               If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is
               unplanned.
               xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
               yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).

Reasons on this computer:
(E = Expected U = Unexpected P = planned, C = customer defined)
Type	Major	Minor	Title

 U  	0	0	Other (Unplanned)
E   	0	0	Other (Unplanned)
E P 	0	0	Other (Planned)
 U  	0	5	Other Failure: System Unresponsive
E   	1	1	Hardware: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 	1	1	Hardware: Maintenance (Planned)
E   	1	2	Hardware: Installation (Unplanned)
E P 	1	2	Hardware: Installation (Planned)
E   	2	2	Operating System: Recovery (Unplanned)
E P 	2	2	Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
  P 	2	3	Operating System: Upgrade (Planned)
E   	2	4	Operating System: Reconfiguration (Unplanned)
E P 	2	4	Operating System: Reconfiguration (Planned)
  P 	2	16	Operating System: Service pack (Planned)
    	2	17	Operating System: Hot fix (Unplanned)
  P 	2	17	Operating System: Hot fix (Planned)
    	2	18	Operating System: Security fix (Unplanned)
  P 	2	18	Operating System: Security fix (Planned)
E   	4	1	Application: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 	4	1	Application: Maintenance (Planned)
E P 	4	2	Application: Installation (Planned)
E   	4	5	Application: Unresponsive
E   	4	6	Application: Unstable
 U  	5	15	System Failure: Stop error
 U  	5	19	Security issue (Unplanned)
E   	5	19	Security issue (Unplanned)
E P 	5	19	Security issue (Planned)
E   	5	20	Loss of network connectivity (Unplanned)
 U  	6	11	Power Failure: Cord Unplugged
 U  	6	12	Power Failure: Environment
  P 	7	0	Legacy API shutdown
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07 Jan 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Seem like a lot of (????) to save 1 tick a couple times a day.

Just my thoughts

Jack
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07 Jan 2017   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It's 3 mouse clicks in Windows 10. Click Start button, click Power Icon, click shutdown. Plus the hover move to click each one. Call me lazy if you want, but I like the one movement one click.
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07 Jan 2017   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Remote PCs

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could someone tell me why one would want or need to shut down a computer using the cmd. prompt?
"Shutdown" and "Restart" shortcuts can be handy when you are using the Remote Desktop tool.

When you are using the Remote Desktop tool, there are no "Shutdown" and/or "Restart" options in the Start Menu on the remote PC.
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