Shutdown Windows 8 from context menu

The command key only contains the Default string value

Now that you have created the Default and Icon string values in the restart key, you'll need to add the command key. To do so, right click on the restart key and select the New | Key command. When you see the new key appear, name it command. This key name must be all lowercase! Now, double click the Default value inside the command key. When you see the Edit String dialog box, type Shutdown -r -f -t 00 in the Value data text box and click OK. When you do, your command key will look like the one in Figure K.

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