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Add a Power Button in Windows 8

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Here is a great method for easy access to the Shutdown menu. Use the following steps to add a Shutdown tile to the Windows 8 Start screen and a Shutdown button to the Desktop Taskbar.
  1. From the Windows 8 Start screen, click the Desktop icon to open the Desktop.
    Figure 1: Desktop icon
    Image of the Desktop icon in the Start screen
  2. Right-click on an open area of the Windows 8 Desktop, click New, and then click Shortcut
    Figure 2: Creating a new shortcut
    Creating a new shortcut
  3. In the shortcut location box, type the following, and then click Next.
    shutdown.exe /s /t 00
    Figure 3: Typing the location for the shortcut
  4. In the name box, type Shutdown, and then click Finish.
    Figure 4: Typing a name for the shortcut
    Typing a name for the shortcut
  5. Right-click the new shortcut on the Desktop, and then click Properties.
    Figure 5: Setting the Properties
    Setting the Properties
  6. Click Change Icon.
    Figure 6: Changing the icon
    Changing the icon
  7. If an error message displays, click OK to continue.
    Figure 7: Changing the icon
    Changing the icon
  8. Click the Power icon, and then click OK.
    Figure 8: Selecting the Power icon
    Selecting the Power icon
  9. To add the Shutdown icon to the Windows 8 Start screen, right-click the Power icon, and click Pin to Start.
    Figure 9: Pinning the Power icon to Start
    Pinning the Power icon to Start
  10. A Shutdown tile now displays on the Windows 8 Start screen.
    Figure 10: Shutdown tile on the Start screen
    Pinning the Power icon to Start
  11. To add a Shutdown button to the Taskbar on the Desktop, press the Windows key on the keyboard to go back to the Desktop. Drag the Shutdown shortcut down to the Taskbar, and select Pin to Taskbar.
    Figure 11: Pinning the Power icon to the Taskbar
    Pinning the Power icon to the Taskbar

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