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To shutdown or restart your Windows 8 computer:-

 

1)  Access the charms bar by moving your mouse pointer to the top or bottom right corner (or swiping in from the right of the screen if using a tablet) - then select Settings from the menu that appears

 

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You can then click on the Power icon as highlighted below, and a menu will appear allowing you to choose Shut down, Restart, Hibernate (if available) or Sleep

 

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2)  Click the power button located in the top right corner of the Start Screen

 

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OR

 

3)  If working on the desktop, then right mouse click on the Start Screen icon to display the Win+X menu, and choose Shut down or sign out > Shut down

 

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OR

 

4)  You can also shutdown/restart/hibernate quickly from the desktop screen by pressing Alt + F4 - which will display this screen where you can choose what you want to do

 

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