Step by step to ShutDown Windows 10 with a Cortana Voice Command

Voice Command Cortana is one of the new features are integrated in Windows 10 and are displayed on the Taskbar. Users simply speak into the microphone of the device, ask questions or to order drivers, Cortana will answer questions or follow the user's voice commands.

However, users can use Cortana to search files and run these files. Therefore we can use this feature of Cortana to perform shutdown, reboot ... on Windows 10.

How to Shut Down Windows 10 with a Cortana Voice Command

How to Shut Down Windows 10 with a Cortana Voice Command

To create the shut down shortcut:

1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to: C:Users[User Name]AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms.

Explorer start menu

Explorer startmenu

2. Right-click on an empty space in the right pane and select New > Shortcut.

Explorer newshortcut

Explorer newshortcut

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3. In the location field, enter "shutdown.exe -s" (without the quotes)



If you don't want the computer to shutdown immediately add a space after the -s and then "-t 60". This will set a timer for the system to shutdown in 60 seconds, and you can replace 60 with any number.

4. Click Next.

5. Leave the shortcut name default, "shutdown.exe" and click Finish.



shutdown exeTo shut down your computer with Cortana

1. Click the microphone button on the Search bar or say "Hey Cortana."

2. Say "Open shutdown.exe" or "Open shut down EXE"

From now on, you can use Cortana to shutdown your computer with this voice command.

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