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Windows 7: How To Shut Down The PC In Four Steps

23 Feb 2010   #11


I like to hit the power switch on my PSU :)

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23 Feb 2010   #12


An M240 would've done a good job of shutting it down too, but they wouldn't let me take it home
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23 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

Another way to shutdown fast,

WIN Key -> Right arrow -> Enter
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24 Feb 2010   #14
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I like using shortcut on desktop and closing the lid on laptop.

But there is another way that requires doing nothing:

I never stop to think if I need to shut down computer when I get up to walk away, because I've gotten to like the default timeouts for sleep (30 minutes) and hibernate (one hour) which takes care of it for me, even saving my work so I can leave it open without thinking twice about it.

If it defaults to hibernate, it has effectively shut itself down.
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24 Feb 2010   #15

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
1. The fastest way == >
I always do this when I want to shutdown my computer. Just press the Windows key (on the keyboard) and press U key two times.

2. Shutdown from desktop ==>
Create a shortcut on your [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]desktop[/COLOR][/COLOR]. Right click > New > Shortcut. In the box, enter this: SHUTDOWN -s -t 01 and click Next. In the next prompt, enter the name for the new shorcut (eg: Shutdown PC).

3. From Task Manager
Hold Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager. In Shut Down tab, choose Turn Off.
4. Super duper the fastest way
You only can use this if your keyboard equip with the Power button. Just press the button and leave your [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]PC[/COLOR][/COLOR] to shut down
Small suggestion for #2. Change that to "shutdown -f -s -t 0" The -f is to force stuck applications to close. I have used the shutdown -s -t 0 and the machine hung on something and never shutdown. This is especially true if you are remote (thousands of miles away) re-booting a machine and you have not physical access to it. Doing a shutdown -r -t 0 will reboot unless something hangs. I have been there in the middle of the night rebooting a system only to have it hang and I am calling some other tech waking them up beggggggging them to drive the 50 miles to turn it off and back on. Ugh!
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