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How do I start, close down, sleep and hibernate the OS?

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    windows 8

    How do I start, close down, sleep and hibernate the OS?


    I used windows 7 for years and am having problems with windows 8, like this one. The only way I can shut it down is to press the power button...Also, if I type too fast the cursor jumps around..Never had this problem with 7.

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    You thread title.
    Right click the window, bottom left, and you will see an option to shut down or sign out. If you click that, you will get the range of closing options. Alternative. swish to the right to enable the so-called "charms Bar". Clisk "Settings". Click " Power". There are other options, but those should get you started.
    Can't comment on the cursor problem.
    Last edited by davehc; 15 Apr 2014 at 07:08.
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    windows 8

    Still confused


    I don't know what "you thread title" means. Or alternative "swish to the right".
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by thailen View Post
    I don't know what "you thread title" means. Or alternative "swish to the right".
    this topic is a thread ,the title is your words across the top , How do I start, close down, sleep and hibernate the OS?
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    W8.1, W7
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by thailen View Post
    I used windows 7 for years and am having problems with windows 8, like this one. The only way I can shut it down is to press the power button...Also, if I type too fast the cursor jumps around..Never had this problem with 7.
    Hello Thailen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Hope this helps.

    How to Lock, Hibernate, Restart, Shut Down, Sign out, Sleep, and Switch User in Windows 8 and 8.1

    and

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
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