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How to shut down, restart or put the computer to sleep.

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Follow these steps to either shut down, restart or put the computer to sleep.

  1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings charm. Image

    NOTE: The Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

  2. In the Settings screen, click Power icon, and then click either Sleep, Shut down or Restart. Image

NOTE: If you have upgraded to the Windows 8.1 operating system and have downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 Update, there will also be a Power icon in the upper right hand corner of the Windows User Interface (UI) Start screen which will also open the Power options menu (Sleep, Shut down or Restart).Image