Though shutting down might seem like a simple task, those who are new to Windows 8 are likely to feel like a fish out of water with regards to the new UI. Due to the nature of the new UI and the way Windows 8 relies on keyboard shortcuts, shut down of the OS is tucked away out of sight.
Shut Down Windows 8
There are a couple ways to achieve shut down of Windows 8.
- Press the Windows key + C.
- Click ‘Settings’.
- Click ‘Power’ (located on right-hand side of screen).
- Click ‘Shut down’.
- Click the user account icon and logout.
- At the login screen is a power button in the lower right hand corner, click that for shut down options.
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Alt-F4 works too, at least once you’re at the desktop. I’m not sure if it works on Metro “Start Menu”
Thanks for commenting Jason!
You are right of course, Alt+F4 does provide a shut down menu when used from the Desktop. However, it does not work from the Metro UI which is why we addressed it in this how to.