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    Pargas, Finland
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center

    How do I shut down Windows 8...?


    Uh, well, now I'm trying to shut down my computer, but can't find out how after installing Windows 8? Can anyone tell me? Thanks!

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    Go to bottom right corner, the charms bar appears, click on settings (gear icon), select power at the bottom.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Daniel,

    In addition, here are few other ways to shutdown and more in Windows 8.

    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8
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    I think you can also just press the power button, no?
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pyrate View Post
    I think you can also just press the power button, no?
    That's considered a "hard reset" and isn't the proper way to shut the computer down.
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    ... that would be 'holding' the power button...lmao... don't know why I found that to be humorous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pyrate View Post
    I think you can also just press the power button, no?
    That's considered a "hard reset" and isn't the proper way to shut the computer down.
    No, just one press, not hold it down I mean.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pyrate View Post
    I think you can also just press the power button, no?
    That's considered a "hard reset" and isn't the proper way to shut the computer down.
    That depends on how its set in the BIOS. Mine is set so you have to hold the button down for 4 seconds before the power supply shuts off.
    In Windows Power Options I have set "When I press the power button" to "Shut Down". A momentary press of the power button will have Windows do a normal graceful shut down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Daniel,

    In addition, here are few other ways to shutdown and more in Windows 8.

    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8
    wow, these are great posts for us win8 Noobs!

    thanks guys..
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