Shutdown Windows With A Desktop Shortcut

If you are having to shutdown Windows 98/98SE by going through that long and drawn out menu process, get a quicker way to access the Shutdown function. Just follow these instructions:


Now by double-clicking or executing the Shutdown Shortcut on your desktop, your system will automatically shutdown without having to go to the Start button, Shutdown, and selecting the right choice to shutdown your system, and then clicking on the Okay button. It will save you a few steps. Remember, after you key in the command "user.exe,ExitWindows" there is now period after the name. The icon you see for the Shutdown Shortcut should be a Windows based, but this can be changed by right-clicking on the Shortcut and selecting Properties button, then click on the Change Icon button. Files that have an *.ico, or *.exe, or *.dll can be used to obtain icon images. Just check the Internet for icons, they abound in many places. If you like this tip, see Dressing Up Your Files to restart your system quickly.

This tip comes from Valerie Ryan.
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Date of last revision: 31 July 2001.