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How to Create Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate and Sleep Shortcuts in Windows 11?

Written by Wyatt Surrey

Microsoft has already announced that Windows users with Windows 10 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11. That said, if you’re using a real Windows 10 operating system without paying, you can upgrade your operating system to Windows 11. There is a cache, however. Aside from the 4GB of RAM and other requirements, Microsoft added two other hardware specifications: Secure Boot and TMP 2.0. Secure Boot and TMP 2.0 should be activated on your PC BIOS / UEFI, only then will you receive a free upgrade to Windows 10.

If you’re using an old PC and want to see if it supports Secure Boot and TMP 2.0, you can run Microsoft PC Health Check, WhyNot11, or Checkit. All of these software will show you the detailed specifications of your PC and whether your PC supports Windows 11 installation. If after running one of the tools you are disappointed that your PC does not support TPM 2.0 or Secure Boot or both and you want to bypass the requirement of TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot, you can. For more information, check out our exclusive guide on how to bypass TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot on Windows 11 ISO. It is also possible to neglect the need for TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot and create a Windows 11 bootable USB flash drive.

Windows 11 has been completely redesigned by Microsoft and looks great. Some old features of Windows 10 have been removed and some new features have been added to Windows 11.

For more information, see our guide on how to shut down or restart your Windows 11 PC. However, for easy access to power options, including shutdown, restart, hibernate, and sleep, you need to create a shortcut icon using a special set of commands. Once you’ve created the shortcuts to these power options for Windows 11, you can perform one of these actions directly from the shortcut icon. Additionally, you can pin these shortcuts to your system tray for easier access.

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How to create shutdown shortcuts in Windows 11

Step 1. Right-click the free space on the desktop and select New item and then abbreviation Possibility.

Step 2. In the Shortcut Location box, type the following command and click Next Button:-

shutdown /s /t 0

Step 3. Enter the name for the shortcut icon Shut down and then click on Finished Button.

Step 4. A shortcut called Shutdown will now be created on the Windows 11 desktop. If you want to shut down your PC, just double-click the shortcut icon and turn off your PC. If you want to decorate the icon, right click the shortcut icon and select the properties Possibility. Alternatively, you can select the shortcut icon by clicking on it and then. to press Old + Enter from the keyboard to open its to properties Dialog box.

Step 5. Im Shutdown properties Dialog box, select the abbreviation Tab and then click “Change icon“Button.

Step 6. After you clicked Change icon Button that Change icon Dialog box appears. Select the icon you want from the list, then click the OK Button.

Step 7. Now click in the Shutdown Properties dialog box Apply and then OK Button.

Step 8. By now you’ve created a shutdown shortcut and changed its icon. To pin it to the system tray or launch it for easy access, right-click the shortcut icon on the desktop, then choose Show More Options.

Step 9. Select either the option “Pin to Start” or “Pin to Taskbar”. Since the power button is already available in the Start menu, just click “Pin to Taskbar” to access it from the taskbar.

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After following the steps above, you can turn off your PC using a desktop or system tray icon.

The default is Shutdown / s / t 0 Command performs a full shutdown, which means that the quickstart feature will not be used the next time you start your computer. If you are using Fast Startup (Hibernate) you should use the command: Shutdown / s / hybrid / t 0.

For other purposes, you can create your own shortcut using the following commands:

  • Restart command = Shutdown / r / t 0
  • Sleep command = rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState 0,1,0

To create a link between restart and hibernation, you need to repeat the above steps and use the appropriate commands.

That’s all.

About the author

Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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