How to Reboot or Shutdown in Windows 8


It’s pretty hard to figure out how to reboot or shutdown Windows 8 only use mouse/keyboard. After a few hours search in Google, here comes all options I found. All of them work but involved too many steps. It sucks there is no one click shutdown shortcut.

  • Hover the mouse over the lower right corner ( or WinKey + C),  in the right menu, Settings –> Power –> Sleep/Shutdown/Restart.
  • In desktop mode, press Alt + F4.
  • In user switch screen, highlight username, sign out and then shutdown.
  • Running shutdown in cmd.
    • Shutdown: shutdown /s
    • Restart: shutdown /r

Feel free to comment if you found other options


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