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Windows 8 shutdown secret?

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    Windows 8 shutdown secret?


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    So there is this key on my laptop f4 with an x in a box.
    when I press it on the blank desktop I found something, interesting.
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    Windows 8 with the xp shutdown dialog.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    It's alt+f4 like on all windows versions
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    It's alt+f4 like on all windows versions
    Not on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. I have an F4 key, but it has nothing to do with shutdown and has no "X in a box" on it. Alt+F4 brings up something to do with using two monitors.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    See this ASUS FAQ link. It goes for Lenovo too.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 17 Jan 2015 at 10:36. Reason: more info
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    If your function keys are assigned to something else then press the Fn key with them (you can always switch this behavior).

    If you are really having problems shutting down you can also right click on the windows icon to shutdown or select "shutdown" from the metro screen or even just press the off button. It isn't terribly complicated.
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    On my W8.1 Desktop Alt-F4 brings up that shutdown screen.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    On my W8.1 Desktop Alt-F4 brings up that shutdown screen.

    Jim
    On my 8.1 Alt+F4 is the only way to shut down as I run 8.1 in a VM and connect thought remote desktop. Other options only give me log-out. The power button still works though.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    It's alt+f4 like on all windows versions
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I use an shutdown icon created on my desktop . if you want to too,just right click on the desktop choose shortcut ,and copy this in to the first box , shutdown.exe /s /t 0 , then In the next box type, shutdown ,click ok .then right the new icon and go to change icon ,and in the list of icons I find a big red X and use that .
    not sure if it will in the VM though ,cant hurt to try
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