You will be quite surprised to know that shutting down your Windows 10 PC the old-fashioned way only takes three clicks. Why then spend the extra energy when you can do it in only two? All you have to do is to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows and you will save yourself more some time.

Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 10

Step 1: First of all, right-click your desktop. Then, hover over “New,” and after that, select “Shortcut.”

Step 2: After that, a “Create Shortcut” menu will appear. In the text box under “Type the location of the item,” type the following command and then tap on “Next”:

Shutdown.exe /s /t 00

Step 3: Now in the next window, type a name for your new shortcut if you want. By default, it goes by name “Shutdown”, so we will leave it that for this example.

Step 4: Tap on “Finish” to finish the setup process.

Step 5: Then your new shutdown icon will appear on your Desktop.

Step 6: Now, whenever you double-click the icon, your PC will shut down immediately.

Other Useful Shortcuts

Furthermore, you can also create several other shortcuts. The good news is you do not have to sacrifice one shortcut to have another. You can simply create as many as you want.

However, the steps are quite similar as above, except you have to type different commands for each shortcut.

So, once again, simply right-click your Desktop, hover over “New,” and then select “Shortcut.” After that, type any of the commands below to create the other shortcuts you want.

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Command Shortcut Icon Type
Shutdown.exe /r /t 00 Restart
rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 Sleep
rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState Hibernate
Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation Lock PC