Windows 8 - Shut Down

Here is how to shut down your Windows 8 computer.  Note that this process will work on any screen.

Step 1

Windows 8 Shutdown 1

Hover your mouse cursor over the icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Or press the Windows Key + I to open the settings menu. 

Step 2

Windows 8 Shutdown 2

In the menu that appears, left-click "Settings."

Step 3

Windows 8 Shutdown 3

Left-click "Power."  Note that you can skip steps 1 and 2 of these instructions by using the keyboard shortcut "Windows Key + i."  This shortcut will take you directly to the menu shown in the image above.

Step 4

Windows 8 Shutdown 4

Left-click "Shut down" in the menu.  Your computer will now shut down.


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