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How do I completely shut down or turn off my computer in Windows 8.

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In Windows 8, there is no need to turn off your computer completely.

If you are not going to use your computer for a long time, follow the steps below to turn off your computer completely:

  1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings charm.
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    NOTE: The Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

  2. In the Settings screen, in the lower-right corner, click Change PC settings.
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  3. In the PC Settings screen, click General.
  4. In the General screen, under Advanced startup, click the Restart now button.
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  5. In the Choose an option screen, click Turn off your PC.