Windows 8 How To . . .
Create a Shutdown Button/Tile
If you want a quick way to shutdown the computer, then why not create a Shutdown tile for the start screen and icon for the desktop view.
First from the Start screen click onto the Desktop tile, then right click on a blank part of the desktop. A menu appears choose, new and then click shortcut.
Type into the location the following, without the quotes "shutdown.exe -t -s 00"
Click Next - In the next box type the name for the shortcut, this is how it will appear on the tile or icon, in this case you should type Shutdown
Then click Finish, you should now see a shortcut on the desktop. Next we need to make it look a little better!
Right click on the shortcut and choose properties from the menu that appears.
On the next box, make sure the shortcut tab is selected and click the change icon button.
Click ok for the message that appears as below
Select the shutdown icon from the next box and click ok
Click Ok again.
Right click on the new shutdown icon on the desktop and select Pin to Start from the menu that appears.
Change the view to the Start screen and drag the icon to location you would like it be in.