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Shutting down with one keystroke ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Meggers, May 15, 2007.

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  1. Meggers

    Meggers Thread Starter

    Oct 15, 2006
    I`ve got an HP Pavilion Desktop T3640 with Windows XP Media Centre edition 2005. Am using the keyboard that came with it.

    To shut down, I have to click Start, Shut Down, and then Shut Down again when it appears in a new little window in the centre of the screen. I fancy it`s possible in one keystroke. The top left-hand key on the keyboard shows a black fingernail-moon, and seems to put the machineminto some low-power state - I don`t know if that`s hibernate or snooze or something else. Perhaps that button can be adapted to shut down. Or maybe another of the row of buttons could be reassigned.

    Query 1: Any ideas about that ?

    Query 2: Is that really too elementary a query for techguy, and if it is, can anyone recommend a kindegarten site for me ?

  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Hi try.
    Right click desktop>select new shortcut>type
    shutdown-s-t 0
    The last character 0 [zero] shuts down immediately.
    [2]= seconds etc.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    It's too elementary for TSG. :rolleyes: ;)
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