Unlike most electrical appliances, to Turn Off A Computer System should be a step by step process, not by pressing the same button that you pressed to turn it ‘on’. If you do that, you can actually lose data or damage some of the processes in the machine. Think of turning off the computer properly as letting it fall asleep – just pushing the ‘on’ button or unplugging the computer would be like knocking it out with a punch!
Step-By-Step Instructions To Help You Turn Off A Computer System
These instructions are for Windows 7 and Windows 8′.
And also see different ways to shutdown a Windows PC.
Click the ‘Windows’ button at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
Click Shut down.
If you’ve left any programs running or documents open, you’ll get a message similar to this:
You have two options now:
- Click Cancel and then close everything that had been listed in the message, saving when necessary. Then try closing again.
- Click Force shut down. The computer will automatically close all your documents, programs and so on without saving anything. As a result, you may lose some data.