How to Turn ON Your PC?
You need to plug in your PC and devices before you can turn them on (obvious, right?). Make sure all your computer components are plugged in and ready to go, then turn on the computer by pressing the power button on the system unit and the monitor.
Success is indicated by your computer system coming to life; you can hear the fan whine and the disk drives warble into action, and various lights on the system unit, keyboard, and other devices may flash at you or glow softly. Get ready to start computing!
Once your computer is finished loading, the screen will appear something like this (it depends on the OS indeed!).
How to Turn OFF Your PC?
To turn off your computer when you’re done using it, you need to initiate a shut down sequence in your operating system instead of simply turning off the power. Choose Start, click Power and then click the Shut Down button.
- If you want to reboot (turn off and turn back on) your computer, choose Restart.
- If you’re going away for a while but don’t want to go through the whole booting up sequence, you don’t have to turn off your computer. Just click the Sleep command instead to put your computer into the sleeping state.