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You can turn off your Windows 10 device Is Windows Taking Forever To Shut Down? Try This! Is Windows Taking Forever To Shut Down? Try This! You’re just turning your PC off; how hard can it be? Shutting down is a complex process and much can go wrong. If your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 gets stuck, check out our troubleshooting... Read More by clicking the Start button, then going to Power, then clicking Shut Down, but that’s boring. Why not turn off your touchscreen device Pros & Cons Of A Windows 8 Tablet Vs. A Touchscreen Laptop Pros & Cons Of A Windows 8 Tablet Vs. A Touchscreen Laptop Windows 8 is a gift for touchscreen users. But some people prefer non-touch devices. Which option is right for you? It depends on what exactly you're looking for. Read More by sliding? Doing it this way is more fun, but you need to manually set it up. Here’s how!

Windows actually contains the file you need to Slide to Shutdown, but it’s hidden away. You’ll need to create a desktop shortcut How to Create Windows Desktop Shortcuts the Easy Way How to Create Windows Desktop Shortcuts the Easy Way Smart desktop shortcuts can save you mindless sifting through menus and folders. We show you quick & easy ways to create them. Read More in order to launch the slide option.

To do so, right-click on the desktop and click New, then Shortcut. In the screen that opens, paste the following:

%windir%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe

Click Next, then give your shortcut a name (something like SlideToShutdown would make sense, but you can call it Flying Chicken Eating a Birthday Cake if that suits you).

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Now, you can drag the icon to the taskbar if you want, or you can leave it on the desktop. When you want to shut down, just launch it like you would any other program, and the slide to shutdown screen will open from the top. Slide down, and your computer will power off.

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How do you prefer to turn off your PC? Do you just throw it against a wall and hope for the best? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Slashee the Cow
    February 6, 2016 at 5:34 am

    How do I prefer to shut down Windows 10? Windows + X, U, U. If you can't do it without a mouse, it's not worth doing.

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