Shutdown Utility

Shutdown Utility 1.03

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Shutdown and restart Windows with the command prompt

Sometimes you can't be bothered going to the Windows Start menu and selecting shutdown. Shutdown Utility will allow you to shutdown, logoff, or reboot you pc with a simple icon or using the command prompt with lines such as "shutdownutility.exe /reboot". View full description

PROS

  • Enables you to shutdown Windows more quickly
  • Doesn't require installation

CONS

  • May not be able to shutdown all processes

Not bad
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Sometimes you can't be bothered going to the Windows Start menu and selecting shutdown. Shutdown Utility will allow you to shutdown, logoff, or reboot you pc with a simple icon or using the command prompt with lines such as "shutdownutility.exe /reboot".

One good thing about this program is that it doesn't require installation - it works simply through the EXE file. It also allows you to restart and suspend sessions as well as hibernate your system for a specified period of time.

The only problem I experienced with this were that certain running processes seemed to conflict with it. P2P programs in particular seemed to prevent it shutting down the system which suggest it can't kill processes as easily as Windows own shutdown function does. Nevertheless, it definitely makes shutting down easier and once you've used it, you'll wonder why it doesn't come by default in Windows.

There's an easier and quicker way to shutdown and restart Windows and it doesn't require any installation.

Shutdown Utility allows you to use the command prompt to shutdown Windows so you don't need to use the Start menu.