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Since the release of Windows 10, Cortana a virtual assistant that comes with Windows 10 has helps to make things easier in the aspect of creating reminders, search for files, send emails and so many more.

Have you ever wish you could just say, " Hey Cortana, shutdown my computer" and make it work ? Actually there's no default voice control you can use to shut down your computer, but of course there is an easy workaround you use to do that. All you have to do is to create a shortcut and then open that shortcut with Cortana.
So here’s how to do just that

So open File Explorer, then navigate to: C:\Users\[Your Computer or User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.



Note: The AppData folder is hidden by default, so you’ll need to show or unhide hidden files before you can have access to it. Just click on the view tab and click on “Hidden items”. You can visit this page for more details on how to show hidden files.

Once you are in the Program folders, right-click on an empty space at the right pane and click on New > Shortcut.



Then a pop up will appear, type in "shutdown.exe -s" (without the quotes) in the available textbox field.



So in case you don't want the computer to shut down instantly, you can add a space after the -s and then "-t 60". This will set a timer for the system to shut down in 60 seconds, and you can replace 60 with any number. Therefore this will create text like this “shutdown.exe –s –t 60”

So click on Next.

Then leave the shortcut name default, "shutdown" and click on Finish.



Once you’ve finished setting it up, then you can know how to use it.

To do this click on the microphone button beside the Search bar or just say "Hey Cortana. Then say "Open shutdown.exe" or "Open shutdown EXE". Then from there, Cortana will shut down your computer for you.

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