7 Ways To Shut Down Or Restart A Windows 10 PC Or Device

    Bought a new Windows 10 device and are trying different ways and tricks in it? Here are a few tips and tricks for the Windows 10 users to Restart or Shut down your device in many different ways.

    7 Ways To Shut Down Or Restart A Windows 10 PC Or Device

    People often say Windows are not as user friendly as other. May be it's just because we are not quite accustomed I'm using Windows.

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    However, here are a few tips and tricks that all the Windows 10 users should know before they start using their device.

    Here are a few simple ways on how you can restart and shut down your Windows 10 device in very many ways.

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    Use the Start Menu

    This is the most simple method for shutting down Windows 10 device. The user has to use the Start Menu in the Microsoft operating system.

    To either shut down or start the system, the user has to click on the Start button which is at the bottom left corner of the screen. You'll see three options-Restart, Shut down and Sleep, select which ever you want according to your requirement.


    Use the WinX Menu

    Press Windows + X keys together on your keyboard and access the power the user menu.

    There you'll see Shut down or Sign up option, click any as per your need. To shut down you can click the first, and if you want to restart, click on sign up.

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    Use ALT Plus F4

    Press ALT + F4 key combination on your Windows device to open the shut down menu.

    With the same combination the user can open the drop-down list to choose whether to shut down, restart or sleep option.

    Doing so you can also let the user logout from a user profile and switch to a new one, and tap on OK to confirm it.

    Use The "Shutdown" Command

    Open a Command Prompt window, type shutdown /s and press Enter to shut down your device.

    You can also press the Win + R key combination to start a system, or type the shutdown /s command and press Enter to shut down.

    Whereas to restart the device, replace shutdown /s with shutdown /r.

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    Use the Lock Screen

    The Windows 10 user can see a lock screen before logging in to Windows, press the I/O icon in the bottom right corner.

    There will appear the usual shut down, restart and sleep options, now you can do the needful.


    Use "Slidetoshutdown" Command

    Open the Run window on your device by pressing Win + R, type slidetoshutdown.exe and press enter or click OK.

    The user can see the drop in your lock screen image, slide the image to the bottom of your screen to shut down your computer, or slide the image upwards to cancel shutdown.

    Use the Power Button

    If you're running on Windows 10 devive, you just need to long press your device's power button to shut down your device.

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