- Make a new shortcut on your desktop, don’t know how to make new shortcut, read on bloggers. Right click on empty area of your desktop, choose New and then Shortcut. This will open Create Shortcut wizard window. Now type ‘ shutdown –s –t 3600 –c “Maintenance” ‘. Click Next and then give a name for your new shortcut, Click Finish.
- The number ‘3600’ is the number for countdown in second, so you can give your own number here (just change the number). If you don’t want to display any message then delete this part ‘ –c “Maintenance” ‘. If you want to change the message then just change this part “Maintenance” with your own message.
- After you create a shutdown shortcut, you can make it prettier. How ? ... Easy, just right click on that shortcut and then choose Properties. Then under Shortcut tab, click Change Icon.. button and then choose better icon.
You also can make a shortcut to cancel your shutdown, here how:
Follow step 1, but this time type ‘ shutdown –a’, the next steps just same steps.
To do this you have to have in your machine the file shutdown.exe placed on c:\windows\system32\ or the program don't work, you have also to be administrator