HPR2783: The Windows "Shutdown.exe" Command Explained

 
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Shutdown.exe

  • Introduced in Windows 2000 as a way to shutdown the PC via the command prompt.
  • Included in all versions since Windows 2000 all the way to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.
  • ReactOS, the open source binary-compatible clone of Windows, also includes the shutdown.exe command and the commands are the same.
  • Located in %windir%\System32. The variable %windir% is usually c:\windows. In ReactOS, the variable is usually c:\reactos (failed to mention this in the recording).

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