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Shutting Down or Putting Windows 10 to Sleep

Another common task you’ll need to do regularly with Windows 10 is turn off your computer. In previous versions of Windows, Microsoft hid the Shut Down tool from view, but in Windows 10 it has been returned to a prominent place. If you use a full screen Start menu, it appears to the right of your Microsoft Account information on the Start screen. Desktop users will see it on the bottom left of the Start menu.

Goodnight, Windows 10

When you’re going to be away from your computer for a period of time but you aren’t ready to turn everything off for the day, you can put your computer in Sleep mode to conserve energy and protect your files and programs while you’re away.

  1. Click or tap the Start button to display the Start menu.
  2. Tap or click the Power tool toward the bottom of the menu. A list of options appears: Sleep, Shut Down, Restart.
  3. Tap or click Sleep.

Shutting Down Windows 10

When you’re ready to power down your computer, just tap or click Shut Down instead.

  1. On the Start menu, click or tap Power.
  2. Tap or click Shut Down. If you have any open, unsaved files, Windows 10 prompts you to save them before shutting down.
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