When you go to the start menu and click 'shut down' you sometimes get a prompt for unsaved files or programs that arent dealt with yet, and you get the opportunity to do something about them. But with your method; it does a force shutdown on all programs too. It's hard on the memory storage. Dont just assume because someone wont look something up that they dont know what they are talking about. Wisdom and knowledge come from experience. And one lesson you need to is to learn from other people. Not just the internet. Dont assume you know better just because you 'think' it works the same way. You didnt buy the computer, respect your dads computer. He bought it.