How Do I Shut Down Windows 8?

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Problem

Like Windows 7, Windows 8 is more than happy to gracefully shutdown if you press the power button on your PC/Laptop/Tablet. But now you don’t have a “Start Button” where’s the option to turn it off?

You might find it simpler just to Create a Shutdown shortcut on the Start Menu.

Solution

How to Shut Down Windows 8

1. Press Windows Key+I > Power > Shut down.

Windows 8 Shutdown

How to Shut Down Windows 8 (By Launching charms Bar)

1. To launch the “Metro Start Screen” you need to press the Windows key (or press CTRL+Esc), then locate the “Charms Bar” Button and hover over it. (Or Press Windows Key+C).

Windows 8 Show Charms Bar

2. Select Settings.

Windows 8 Settings

3. Select Power > Shut down.

Windows 8 Settings

How to Shut Down Server 2012

1. Press Windows Key+I > Power > Shut down.

Windows Server 2012 Shut Down

How to Shut Down Server 2012 (via the Charms Bar)

1. To launch the “Metro Start Screen” you need to press the Windows key (or press CTRL+Esc), then locate the “Charms Bar” Button and hover over it. (Or Press Windows Key+C).

Windows Server 8 Show Charms Bar

2. Select Settings.

Windows Server 8 Settings

3. Select Power > Shut down.

Windows Server 8 Shut Down

4. Like its predecessor (Server 2008 R2) Windows Server 2012 wants to log a reason why it’s being shut down, enter the reason and select continue.

Windows Server 8 Shut Down Reason

 

Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links

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