Why not just place 2 shortcuts on the desktop, one for Restart and one for
Create a new shortcut on your desktop. Browse to
Right click, go to "send to" | "desktop create shortcut"
After it has been created, rename the shortcut to Restart Computer. Then go
shortcut's properties and paste "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 002"
in the target line. This will restart the computer after 2 seconds.
Create a 2nd new shortcut for shutdown.exe. After it has been created,
shortcut to Shutdown Computer.Place "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t
in the target line. This will shutdown the computer after 2 seconds.
In the above examples DO NOT include the quotation marks on the target line.
Now when you want to either shutdown or restart, just double click on the
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"Robinb" <robin@discussion> wrote in message
> or even an icon on the desktop? I have a few customers who keep slipping
> the fingers and click the wrong button. Why did MS make this so small to
> begin with? In XP it is large and not so confusing either.
> R&D Internet Associates