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Windows 7: Shortcut shutdown in 2 ways - difference?

04 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
Shortcut shutdown in 2 ways - difference?

I have been using your guide to a shutdown shortcut for some time, but now it has given me some troubbles (some programs don't shut down properly anymore for some reason).
I used this in the setting:
C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f

I then found a solution like this:
C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -p -f

For now it is working, but what is the difference in Windows 7 using one or the other method?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I don't see any practical difference at all.
The first command shuts down the computer with a delay that is explicitly set to 0 seconds.
The second command shuts down the computer with no delay. It is just a shorter form of the first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Nothing obvious in the parameter definition either.

/s Shutdown the computer.

/p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.

/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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail

Ok. I will then continue to use the second solution, as it seems to work just fine.
Thank you for the answers
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