Is there an equivalent to the Linux 'halt' command in Windows?

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  1. AB2T

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    Just as the subject line says. Can I use the command line to shutdown the computer without using the graphical interface?

    73, Jordan
  2. AF6LJ

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    Yes you can
    just bring up the command prompt and type shutdown
    You should get the list of command line arguments...

    The way the command behaves in XP is a little different than in Seven however the same functionality is retained.

    I've used the shutdown command in my computer that records TV shows to shut off the computer after a program had been recorded.
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  5. W5RKL

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    Shutdown, when issued in Windows 7, will save the state of all running applications then shut the machine down. Powering the machine back up will return the machine, including any/all applications that were running, excluding
    any external website applications, to the same state before the shutdown command was issued.If a web browser was logged into a website, that log in sessions will be terminated
    and the operator will have to log back into the website once the machine is back up. I tested this with my 64 bit Windows 7 machine and that's how it functions in Windows 7.

    I don't see the "PsShutdown" command listed nor does Windows 7 recognize that as a valid command.

  6. KD4MOJ

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    Command is:

    shutdown -h now

    Oops... you meant for windows... i need to read more carefully!

  7. AF6LJ

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    That also. :)
  8. KA5LQJ

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    I thought the shut down command for Windows was a "16 pound adjustment tool" and to
    "Press ANY Key", LOL! :p

  9. AF6LJ

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    You are confused that is the Mac shutdown tool. :D
  10. KY5U

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    The trick with Windows machines is to keep them from shutting down, not shutting them down.
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