When we sit in front of our team on a daily basis with Windows 10, we repeatedly perform a series of tasks almost mechanically without knowing that Microsoft has implemented a series of configurable parameters and options sometimes, ostensibly to improve these features.
Among these tasks, we can mention the file processing with Windows Explorer, something as simple as the opening and closing of certain applications, or even the shutdown of the system itself, which is precisely what we let’s deal in these lines. For starters we will say, although it is assumed that it is not very necessary, that the most usual way to perform this action is the Start menu.
Once here, as we do almost every day, we select one of the options available for this in Windows 10, such as Shutdown, Hibernate, Restart, and Sleep; all according to the circumstances of each case. However, what some do not know is that to perform a shutdown of the computer, the same way is something that we can perform from the system command line.
For that, we will have to use the command “Shutdown.Exe”, which, as its name indicates, makes a total stop of the system. However, the curious thing about this command in question is that it allows the use of some additional parameters which, under certain circumstances, will be very useful to us. Therefore, we will now show you some of these additional “Windows 10” shutdown features and how to use them with their correct syntax.
Therefore and to be able to turn off the equipment in a slightly more personalized way, the first thing we will do is open the command prompt and type the command “Shutdown / s”, with which we get a stop conventional. In addition, if we write, for example, “Shutdown / r”, we will let Windows back up any file we opened at that time, and automatically reboot the system; On the other hand, to hibernate we can use “Shutdown / h” from the same place.
Shutdown UEFI Based Computer
In the same way, we will show you two custom shutdown that are worth using in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) -based devices.
Shutdown / s / fw: This option performs a complete shutdown of the system to later open the UEFI firmware configuration interface at the next boot.
Shutdown / r / o: This alternative can be used to restart the computer and display the advanced boot options menu, which will be very useful if we have problems starting from Windows 10.