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How to shut down Windows 8

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How to shut down Windows 8: Windows 8 represents a turning point compared to previous editions of the Microsoft operating system. It includes a new home screen, called the Start Screen , which replaces the old Start menu and this can cause some confusion for users, who often cannot identify functions and programs that were always just a click away before.

For example, have you managed to understand how to shut down Windows 8 ? If the answer is no, know that you are not alone. In fact, you are in very large company, but don’t worry. Although a little more hidden than the old Windows, the button to turn off the PC is also present on Windows 8 and it is very easy to use. Let’s see immediately how.

If you want to learn how to shut down Windows 8 , all you have to do is call up the new Windows sidebar called Charms Bar . How? Simple, place the mouse pointer (or press it with your finger) in the upper or lower right corner of the screen and wait for white icons to appear on the side.

At this point, select the Settings icon , click on the Shutdown button and select the Shut down item from the menu that appears. If you don’t want to completely shut down your PC but just hibernate it, find out how to hibernate Windows 8 thanks to the guide I wrote on the subject.

An alternative method of shutting down Windows 8 is to press the Alt + F4 key combination on the keyboard on the PC when you are on the Desktop and there are no windows in the foreground.

In this way, the old Windows shutdown menu appears, the one with the drop-down menu, in which you can choose whether to shut down the system , restart the computer , etc. It is not very comfortable to call but always effective.

Finally, I would like to point out a small vbs script created by the Digital Inspiration team that allows you to add the connections for shutdown, restart and disconnection to the Windows 8 Start Screen, so that the shutdown buttons are always just a click away as in the old versions of the Microsoft operating system. You can download it by clicking here .

Download is complete open, double clicking on it, the file you just downloaded ( createButtons.vbs ) and click on the OK button to add the shutdown links to the Windows 8 Start Screen. Easy, isn’t it?