Slideshow: Create shutdown shortcuts in Windows 7

Enter command

When you click the Shortcut menu item, you will arrive at the input screen. This is where you will enter the specific command strings to make your new shortcut do what you want it to do.

For our example, we will enter the specific command that will shut down a Windows PC. Type the following command into the box and then click Next.

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