FREE DOWNLOAD: Windows 8.1 Shortcuts for Shutdown, Logoff, Restart, Lock and Hibernate

Here are some ready-made icons you can simply download, unzip and pin to your desktop.  While the command line syntax for each of the shortcuts is listed below so you can configure, I tire of configuring them on new systems. You can simply download the shortcuts (complete with customized icons) at the link below. 

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From left to right, top to bottom, here is the configuration behind each shortcut:

  • Shutdown – C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00
  • Restart – C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00
  • Lock – C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • Logoff – C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -l
  • Hibernate – C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

Where to Download

You can download a zip files containing the icons at the URL below, no logon required.

https://shared.com/gvtnds24jh?s=dd

Extract to your desktop, where they will be placed in a folder named Shortcuts.

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Pin to Start Screen

Inside the folder, right click each icon and select Pin to Start

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Then, just move the icons around on the start and resize to your liking.

Other Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Tips

Here are a few other tips you may find useful:

Windows 8.1 Tip: How to Remove an Account from the Windows Mail App

Windows 8 Fix: Power Meter displays Plugged in, not charging

FIX: Windows 8 activation fails with error 0x8007007BIX: Windows 8 activation fails with error 0x8007007B

WIndows 8 User Interface

Working with Modern Apps

Dual Boot and Disk Configurations

Authentication and Account Management

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