Simple Steps to Shutdown a Computer Safely

Follow these steps to shutdown a computer

Shutting down a computer is super easy. Simply follow these steps to shutdown a computer. Shutting down a computer closes all of the programs that are open and exits the operating system safely so hardware isn’t damaged and your operating system isn’t corrupted. Below are the steps on how you can shut down your computer.

Before you shutdown a computer, don’t forget to save your all works and close all application windows and dialog boxes properly. This will save your works and protects your computer from hardware damages & operating system crashes.

Steps to Shutdown a Computer running Windows 10

  1. Click on the Start button or press the Windows key of your keyboard
  2. Click the Power option and click Shut down.

or,

  1. Press Ctrl+All+Del keys together
  2. Click on the power button on bottom right hand of your computer’s screen.

or,

  1. Go to the windows desktop, and press Alt+F4 keys together. Shut down windows dialog box opens.
  2. Select the option you want and click OK.
Shut Down Windows dialog box in Windows 10
Press Alt+F4 in Windows 10 desktop to open the Shut Down Windows dialog box

Steps to Shutdown a Computer running Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start button or press Windows key on your keyboard
  2. Click Shut down option.

or,

  1. Press Ctrl+All+Del keys together
  2. Click on the power button on bottom right hand of your computer’s screen.

or,

  1. Go to the windows desktop, and press Alt+F4 keys together. Shut down windows dialog box opens.
  2. Select the option you want and click OK.
Shutdown Windows 7 using Alt+F4
Shutdown Windows 7 using Alt+F4

 

Steps to Shutdown a Computer running Apple

  1. Click the Apple Menu icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. In the Apple Menu, click Shut Down…
Steps to Shut down a computer running Apple Mac OS
Steps to Shutdown a Computer running Apple

Steps to Shutdown a Computer running Ubuntu

  1. Click on the gear icon on top right corner (on the top panel)
  2. Click Shut Down… option.
  3. Click Shut down button again.
Steps to Shutdown a Computer running Ubuntu
Steps to Shutdown a Computer running Ubuntu

Steps to shutdown a computer is not limited to above methods. A handful of methods out there. You can also create a shortcut on the desktop to shutdown your computer if your computer running Windows®.

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