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    superbius69
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    Angry Pokki click & close button

    Hi folks, as a matter of interest, has any1 used the above to close their machine down???
    I have been using it since the latter part of last year and it was working very well indeed, then all of a sudden it stopped with error {avformat-53.dll} is missing.
    All in all a good little program all the time it was working. Any thoughts on this peculiar prob folks?
    mny tks .

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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Why would you use a 3rd party app/program to shut down your PC that it can do natively with the shutdown tab/button? I've never heard of it. Is this what you're talking about, getting your start menu back.

    Windows 8 Start Menu | Pokki

    If that's the case, I would only use the well known apps/programs for that, like Classic Shell or Start8. Doing a quick google search for Pokki, there seems but a bit of install and uninstall troubles associated with that software.
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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Like, Forever, we've needed nothing extra to shut down a Winders PC.
    That goes all the way back to Win-98.

    Windows has always contained a Shutdown.exe program.

    Just make a shortcut to that program and put the shortcut on your Desktop
    and you have the most perfect Shutdown you can imagine.

    Here's that shortcut for Windows 8 (all versions)

    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

    Just COPY and PASTE that line into a new desktop shortcut, and you're done.
    NO special Shutdown program required.

    K.I.S.S. !!!

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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Agreed, such stuff is totally unneeded. Aside from what 'TM' has mentioned, just simply > Charms and Settings OR hit Alt+F4

    Yes, KISS & use what the OS natively already provides.

    Not to mention how rare any need or reason to shut down is, anyway.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    many tks for all the replies, i have taken note of my errant ways and deleted the Pokki beast.

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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Congratulations!

    Happy Computing!

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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Good for you, well done. Kudos.

    Apparently people really to consider, heed & act on what we say That's rather cool
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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Hi Guys, well, i deleted it but i have another small prob with it as follows, Quote, The procedure entry point avcodec_get_name could not be located in the dynamic library
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avformat-53.dll
    am lost, helppppppppppppp/

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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Some times just uninstalling doesn't quite get rid of all the software. Try running Revo-Uninstaller and run the full or complete uninstall. It will take a lot longer, so be patient.

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    Default Re: Pokki click & close button

    Hi Bassfisher6522,
    Many tks for the info. I purchased the aforesaid program Revo Uninstaller and it worked a treat.
    Tks to you sir.

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