How to Shut Down or Restart Your Windows Step by Step

Published May 24, 2014 by Admin

You should know that shutting down or restarting Windows properly is very important. That is because if you do that in a wrong way, you may lose some important data or even do a great harm to your system files. In general, lots of PC users would like to turn off their Windows by powering it down. However, if your PC does not allow you to do this, your data will be unsaved when you perform this action. That is to say, you will lose some data without doubt. So in order to prevent this happening, you should know how to turn off or restart your Windows in a proper way rather than power it off directly. Please follow the tutorial below and learn how to turn off your Windows step by step.

How to shut down Windows 7 and Windows Vista gracefully
How to shut down or restart Windows 8 gracefully
How to shut down or restart Windows 8.1 properly

How to shut down Windows 7 and Windows Vista gracefully

Step 1: Open the Start Menu by click on this icon:Win7-start-menu

Step 2: a. click on Shut down button if you want to shut down the Windows

Win7-shut-down

b. if you want to Restart the Windows, you can click on the trilateral icon and click Restart

Win7-restart

How to shut down or restart Windows 8 gracefully

Solution 1

Step 1: when in the Desktop mode, press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” keys at the same time, and you will get the following short screen:

Step 2: click on the icon which is on the right corner of the button

power-icon

Step 3: click on Shut down or Restart option to perform what you try to do.

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Solution 2
Step 1: in Start Screen state, press Windows+I keys together to get the Charms Bar

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Step 2: click on Power icon to open another menu.

Charms- Bar

Step 3: click Shut down or Restart to perform what you try to do.

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How to shut down or restart Windows 8.1 properly

Step 1: when you get into the desktop mode, click on this icon:start

Step 2: a. click on Shut down button if you want to shut down the Windows

shut-down

b. if you want to Restart the Windows, you can click on the trilateral icon and click Restart

restart

With the steps above, you will know how to shut down or restart your computer easily. If you have any question during the process, please feel free to ask a question in our Forum or leave a comment below.

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