Windows 8 tips: One-click shut down PC
To shut down a Windows 8 PC, you have to bring up the Charms menu click on Settings, click on Power and then select Shut down. You can avoid this roundabout process by creating a shortcut for ‘Shut down’ and pinning it to the taskbar.
When you are in desktop mode, right click and from the menu select New shortcut. A window will open.
In the location field, type shutdown /s /t 0. Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it ‘Shutdown’ or whatever else you fancy. Select an icon for the new shortcut and save it.
You can then click on this shortcut to shutdown the system. For easy access, drag the icon on to the taskbar to pin it there.