How To Turn Off, Shut Down Or Restart Windows 8 Easily

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Power Button LogoThe all new fancy and glassy looking Windows 8 may give you a little bit of trouble with its redefined interface. And the first thing you will notice is that the famous ‘start’ button is missing and so is the option of turn off and restart. In this quick tutorial we’ll see how to turn off, shut down or restart Windows 8 in two clicks.

How To Shut Down Windows 8:

Step 1:

Move the cursor to top right or bottom right of the screen. The launcher will come up. Click on Settings from it.

Shut Down Windows 8

Step 2:

When you click on the Settings, it will be moved to another pan where you’ll have several options such as Control Panel, Personalization, Wireless Settings etc. There you will find the good old Power button symbol (similar to the first picture in this article). You will recognize it in one go. Just click on it and you will be presented with three options:

  • Sleep
  • Shutdown
  • Restart

How to Shutdown and Restart Windows 8

Take your pick. Its neat and easy. Just two clicks and you’ll get to choose to shut down or restart Windows 8. Feel free to put your comments in the section below if you face troubles.


You can use Windows 8 keyboard shortcut, Windows + I to bring this setting

This was the first ‘problem’ I faced after I figured out how to install Windows 8 without purchasing the license key again. More Windows 8 tricks are coming soon. Stay tuned by liking our Facebook page and subscribing to the blog. Enjoy Windows 8.