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How do I add a tile on the Windows 8 Modern UI that allows me to click that tile to start shutting down the computer?

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There are a couple of answers here: superuser.com/questions/408015/… –  Louis Oct 28 '12 at 18:53

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Adapted from Ben Oostdam's blog.

  1. Go to %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  2. Right click > New > Shortcut
  3. Enter %windir%\system32\Shutdown.exe -s -t 0 as the location New Shortcut
  4. Give it a name and click Finish Finish
  5. Position the icon where you want it:
    Shutdown Metro

Optional:

  1. Right click on the shortcut and select Properties
  2. Click the Change Icon... button. (There is a power button icon in %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll Shutdown icon

To add the shortcut to the All Apps group:

  1. In the shortcut properties, go to the Security tab
  2. Add All Application Packages and make sure the Read and Read & execute permissions are enabled
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This is just what I needed! Thanks! –  Sei Seiei Oct 28 '12 at 19:35
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@SeiSeiei Just a note "shutdown -s -t 0" will do a full shutdown, so next boot will be slower than if you used the "settings" shutdown, it does a "shutdown -h -t 0" for a hybrid shutdown, which allows for a faster startup. –  Moab Oct 28 '12 at 20:38

Use Win+C and then select Shutdown.

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That pops up a sidebar, but there is no Shutdown option... unless you click Settings, then do additional clicks... –  Sei Seiei Oct 28 '12 at 19:18

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