The Windows 8.1 Update Makes Shutting Down Easier

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There are several ways to restart, hibernate, sleep, or shutdown Windows 8, but none of them are exactly intuitive. Microsoft has brought back the Start button in Windows 8.1, now in public preview, and it allows shutting down your computer much easier.

Shutdown Windows 8.1 from Start Button

Right click the Start Button and it will display the power user menu. You can also bring up the power user menu by hitting Windows Key + X on the keyboard. Then just go to Shut down then you can select between Sleep, Shut down, or Restart. Here’s an example of the Start button on the desktop.

 Microsoft has brought back the Start button in Windows  The Windows 8.1 Update Makes Shutting Down Easier

The Start button is also available from Start Screen. Just hover your mouse in the lower left corner to display it. In this example I have it pulled up while in the App Switcher.

 Microsoft has brought back the Start button in Windows  The Windows 8.1 Update Makes Shutting Down Easier

To get the Hibernate option, simply follow my article: How To Enable Hibernate Mode in Windows 8

 Microsoft has brought back the Start button in Windows  The Windows 8.1 Update Makes Shutting Down Easier

Important: This feature is currently available in the Windows 8.1 Preview. The purpose of this article is to show you what you can expect from Windows 8 later this year. The Preview version isn’t for everyone. It currently doesn’t work on all Windows 8 devices, there are bugs, and not everything works correctly. For more information, please read my article on What You Need to Know About Windows 8.1 Preview.

If you’re waiting until the final version of Windows 8.1 to upgrade, here’s a few ways to make shutting it down easier:


Source: https://www.groovypost.com/

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