Shutdown argument /o missing in cmd


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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 7,074
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #2

    Open CMD window and type shutdown /? to have all options. Haven't seen /o option.
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  3. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 7,074
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 4,466
    Windows 10 Education 64 bit
       #5

    Megahertz07 said:
    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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  6. Posts : 7,074
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #6

    Mine is C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /p (/p=/s /t 00)
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  7. Posts : 721
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #8

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

    Just my thoughts

    Jack
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  9. Posts : 4,466
    Windows 10 Education 64 bit
       #9

    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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  10. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #10

    Remote PCs


    Layback Bear said:
    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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