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How to Lock, Hibernate, Restart, Shut Down, Sign out, Sleep, and Switch User in Windows 8 and 8.1
This tutorial will show you the different ways to Hibernate, Lock, Restart, Sign out (Log off), Shut Down, and Switch User in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
From User Details on Your Start Screen
From CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
From "Shut Down Windows" Dialog Box
From "Power" Menu in Settings Charm
1. Open the Charms bar
, and click/tap on Settings
. NOTE: You could also just press the Windows+I keys to open Settings in step 2 below.
From Sign in Screen
From Task Manager
Open Task Manager
, and click/tap on More details
Click/tap on the Users
tab. From here, you can select a signed in user to Sign out
or Switch user
. (see screenshot below) NOTE: You must have more than one user signed in for Switch user to be available
3. When finished, you can close Task Manager.
From Win+X Power Users Tasks Menu in Windows 8.1
Open the Win+X Power Users Tasks menu
, and click on Shut down
or press the U
key to expand Shu
t down. (see screenshot below) 2.
From here, you can select to Sign out
, Shut down
(Windows 8.1) (Windows 8.1 Update)
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