Sunday, August 18, 2013

Add Shutdown And Restart Tiles To Windows 8 Start Screen

Many users experiencing problem with adding shutdown and restart tiles to windows 8 Start Menu.  So here is the easy way do it very simple. To add Shutdown, Restart, Logoff, Sleep and lock tiles to the Windows 8 Start menu first you need to create shortcuts in windows 8 desktop and pin it to windows 8 start menu.  Follow the Steps below.
1. Right-click on your desktop, then go to New and select Shortcut.
Shutdown and Restart Tiles
2. In the Location box, type
  • To add shut down Tile in Windows 8:-  C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /p 
  • To add Restart Tile in Windows 8:-  shutdown /r /t 0
  • To add Lock Tile to Windows 8:- C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • To Add Sleep Tile:- C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 
  • To Add Logoff Tile:- C:\Windows\System32\logoff.exe
Add Shutdown and Restart Tiles To Windows 8
3. Click Next to continue, Then Type a name ( Shutdown, Restart, Sleep etc.) for your shortcut, then click the Finish button.
4. Now you successfully created a shortcut on your windows 8 desktop. But the icon of the shortcut doesn’t seems good!! So we need to change icon of shortcuts. To do this Right Click On the Shortcut-> Properties-> Change Icon-> Select Your Favorite Icon from the box and click ok. Also You can add your favorite icons from your pc by clicking on browse.  
change icon of windows Tiles
5. Again Right-click on the shortcut and select Pin to Start. Now your shortcut will appear on your windows 8 Start.
shutdown tile pin to start

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