How to add a shutdown tile to the start screen?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

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?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

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
  5. Position the icon where you want it:
    Shutdown Metro


  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

Method 2

Use Win+C and then select Shutdown.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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