Windows 8: How to “Shut down” the system?

Windows 8 Operating System is different compared to earlier Windows Operating Systems. The usability is different, look and feel is different; it will take time to us to understand this Operating System. Usually we start from Start button in earlier Windows Operating Systems. But in Windows 8 OS, it doesn’t have the usual Start button. So, we will confuse on how to use, from where to start and where to go. One example is power-off the system.

This article explains how to power-off Windows 8 Operating System.

Usually on Windows 8 screen, you will see a Power button.

Step (1). Click on Power button. Windows will display a pop-up menu.

Step (2). From pop-up menu, select Shut down menu item to power-off Windows 8 Operating System.

It seems so simple, right? But some times you will not see Power button on your Windows 8 Operating System. Then it is tricky to figure out how to Shut down. Then follow the below steps.

Step (1). Click on right edge of Windows 8 screen or swipe in from right edge of the screen. Windows 8 will display a slide-out menu.

Windows 8 Operating System - Slide-out menu

Windows 8 Operating System – Slide-out menu

Step (2). From slide-out menu, select Settings icon. Windows 8 will display Settings pane.

Windows 8 Operating System - Shut down

Windows 8 Operating System – Shut down

Step (3). From Settings pane, select Power icon. Windows 8 will display a pop-up menu.

Step (4). From pop-up menu, select Shut down menu item to shut down or power-off your laptop or computer.

Its so different right?

🙂 Sahida

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