Download Show Stopper, to turn off, reboot, log off, stand by with desktop shortcuts
Karen’s Show Stopper is a free utility that will let you create shortcut icons to quickly Shutdown, Power Off, Reboot, Log Off, Suspend or Hibernate your PC.
You can also run the program as a small icon in the Windows System Tray, and shutdown Windows by right-clicking on this icon. You can also use command line options to specify the type of shutdown (Force, etc).
Option included to specify one or more tasks, e.g. defrag, backup, to run automatically just before the computer is shutdown, powered off, etc. Particularly useful the force-shutdown command – nothing stops it!
Note that Shutdown, Restart and Logoff can be executed even by Windows (xp or later) own graphical interface, with the command: Shutdown.exe -i
You may also like to check Windows Rule, a most convenient freeware, without the need to use your desktop and providing also options for the Start screen of Windows 8.