There are a couple of ways to fully shutdown a Windows 8 computer. I will briefly show you here how to create a shortcut for a full shutdown.\n\nBut why do you need to fully shutdown Windows? Doesn't it already shutdown when I click "Shutdown"?\nNot really it does a "soft" shutdown. It does this because when it starts back up it is quicker than when you fully shutdown the computer. A "soft" shutdown is similar to hibernation.\n\n[ATTACH=full]478[/ATTACH]\n\nRight click on the desktop and Select "New" -> "Shortcut"\n\n[ATTACH=full]479[/ATTACH]\n\nThen type in "Shutdown /s /t 0" 0 as in Zero and click next.\n\n\n[ATTACH=full]480[/ATTACH]\n\nGive the shortcut a name and click Finish.\n\n\n[ATTACH=full]482[/ATTACH]\n\nSo now we can change the icon so that it stands out a bit more.\nRight click on the new shortcut you created and go to properties and the "shortcut" Tab, then click on the "Change Icon" button.\n\n\n[ATTACH=full]483[/ATTACH]\n\nYou might get this message box pop up, just click "OK".\n\n[ATTACH=full]484[/ATTACH]\n\nFind an icon that you want, then click on "OK" and then finally "OK" to close the properties box.\n\n\nPlease let me know if there are any mistakes or changes that need to be made.\n\nHope this helps.