Windows shutdown


This is a photograph that I took while passing by a colleague’s desk:


I know that at the end of the day everyone wants to go home (or for a walk, or whatever) but please wait the extra seconds to make sure that your computer actually shut down. What if it was Friday?


9 Responses to “Windows shutdown”

  1. Michael Iatrou Says:

    Even Windows are more responsive if you use the proper interface:

    shutdown /s /t 0 /f

  2. Γιώργος Says:

    Nice wallpaper though… Can you ask your colleague where he got it?

  3. georgeadams Says:

    @Michael Iatrou: I’d like to see you explain to the users that they have to enter that command in a command prompt every afternoon… :-D

    @adamo: On Fridays, most users are in such a hurry that they don’t even bother to initiate a shutdown…

  4. thevoyager Says:

    Too annoying.. indeed!

  5. Αυτό, και ενίοτε ένα κολλημένο “Windows is trying so hard to save your settings…” (το “so hard” είναι εσκεμμένο, προφανώς :).

    Τώρα, η shutdown /s /t 0 /f μπορεί πάντα να μπει σε ένα .cmd αρχείο και να εκπαιδευτεί ο χρήστης να κάνει διπλό κλικ σε σχετικό shortcut αντί του κλασικού κλεισίματος των Windows, δεν είναι;

  6. mperedim Says:

    You can always implement a policy of some sort in the Windows domain. “Hi people, PCs will be powered off every Friday at 19:00”. Then add Michael’s command in a domain controller script … assuming there is a windows domain ;)

  7. adamo Says:

    There is no Windows domain. I try to minimize entropy growth. Had there been a Windows domain, there would be as many policies as the users :(

    Για το batch το οποίο θα το κάνει(;) click ο χρήστης, έμμεσα απάντησε ο συνονόματος.

    (Σκέφτομαι να φτιάξω μια πασιέντζα που όταν κάνει exit να κάνει και shutdown το μηχάνημα)

  8. foteinoula Says:

    are you sure that your colleague will read your blog?
    cause if not, he will never learn about this. i guess

    in these simple cases better try to talk to your colleagues first :)


    • adamo Says:

      I used this incident as a chance to write for the general case (annoying windows pop up sometimes when shutting down Windows and people do not pay attention to them). This is obvious. Had I wanted to educate the colleague I would have just phoned him.

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