How To Shut Down Your PC From Your Desktop In Windows 8.1

Last Update date : 2017.02.15

Shutting down PC from Windows 8.1 Desktop


Windows 8.1 has brought back the Start button on the desktop. In order to shut down from the desktop, follow the steps below.

Shut Down from the Desktop


1. Right click on the Start button to open the menu. (If you left-click, the Start Screen will appear instead.)

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2. In the Start menu, hover over 'Shut down or sign out'.

3. Select from the options: Sign out, Sleep, Shut down, or Restart.

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