Windows 8 start screen w/shutdown tile

Without a Start button, properly shutting down Windows 8 can be a bit of a chore. If you want to shut down or reboot your Windows 8 PC by just clicking on a tile from the Start screen or a shortcut on the desktop, here's how:

Step 1: Right-click on a open area of your desktop, then go to New and select Shortcut.

Create new shortcut
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Step 2: In the location box, type shutdown /p to shut down Windows 8 immediately orshutdown /r /t 0 to reboot Windows 8 immediately. Click Next to continue.
Windows 8 shutdown command
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Step 3: Type a name for your shortcut, then click the Finish button.
Step 4: Right-click on the shortcut from your desktop and select Pin to Start.
Pin shortcut to start screen
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Step 5: Go back to the Start screen and verify that your new shutdown tile appears.



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