Tired of wading through the menus to do something as simple as shutting down your Windows 8 computer? There’s a better way. Two better ways, in fact.
1.) Remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 (You knew this one was coming).
2.) Create a batch file that allows you to shutdown by simply double-clicking it on the desktop.
To perform the second method, simply right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New> Text document. Press the enter key once, which will automatically name the newly created file something like “New Text Document,” and then open it up in notepad. Add the following text to the blank file without the quotes: “shutdown.exe -s -t 00″ and go to File>Save As, then under the “Save as type” drop-down menu, select “All Files.” Change the File name to something recognizable like “Shutdown Windows.bat” (once again, without the quotes–you can change the shutdown windows part–just make sure it ends in .bat), then click Save. There you have it! Just double-click it to shutdown your computer–take that, frustrating Windows 8 GUI!