Shutdown Windows 8 from context menu

Right click on the Shell key and select the New|Key command

When you arrive at the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground key, double click on it to expand its tree. Then, double click on the Shell key to expand its tree. Now, pull down the Favorites menu, select the Add to Favorites command, type DesktopBackground in the text box, and click OK. Now, you can get back to the DesktopBackground key from the Favorites menu any time you need to while you are creating your cascading menu.

To continue, right-click on the Shell key and then select the New | Key command as shown in Figure D. When you see the new key appear, name it Shut Down.

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