In previous versions of Windows, you’d shut down your PC by clicking Start, then Shut Down. Since that’s no longer an option due to there being no Start Menu, shutting down your PC (or restarting, sleeping or hibernating) is a different process in Windows 8.
Find out how to Shutdown and Restart in Windows 8
First, you need to make the right-hand sidebar appear from anywhere in Windows 8. This right-hand sidebar, which Windows calls the Charm Bar, includes search and basic settings.
Now, that seems like many more clicks than in previous versions of Windows just to shut down the PC. Luckily, there’s a few keyboard shortcuts that will get the job done.
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