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[Solved] How to Create Shortcut Icon for Windows 10 to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate or Lock

Shutting down Windows 10 PC in the standard way takes three clicks but this article will show you how to make it in two clicks for Windows 10 to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate or Lock using the shortcut icon to save your time.

[Solved] How to Create Shortcut Icon for Windows 10 to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate or Lock

[Solved] How to Create Shortcut Icon for Windows 10 to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate or Lock

Step 1: Right-click on Desktop then choose New > Shortcut to open Create Shortcut menu.

Step 2: To create a shortcut icon for Windows 10 to shutdown, type the following command in the textbox and then click Next: Shutdown.exe /s /t 00

Create shortcut icon for Windows 10 to shutdown

Create shortcut icon for Windows 10 to shutdown

Step 3: In the next window, type a name for this shortcut icon. Shutdown is the default.

Step 4: Click Finish.

Step 5: New shutdown shortcut icon will appear on Desktop, whenever you double-click this shortcut icon, PC will start to perform a shutdown.

Additionally, you can perform the same steps above to create the shortcut icon for restart, sleep, hibernate or lock PC purpose, command as below:

Restart: Shutdown.exe /r /t 00

Sleep: rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0

Hibernate: rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState

Lock: Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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