Best Way To Shut Down or Restart - Windows 8.1

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  1. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out the Power permanent charm at the upper right of the Start window (Metro) of Windows 8.1 .
    Now, I find that the fastest way to shut down or restart is to press the Windows key or the Windows logo on the base of my Surface, then tap this.

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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, leeshor, that's a good tip. I've been using that shortcut created from a command for a long time, now. But I've also accidently clicked on it, and there is no confirmation step to make sure I meant to. This prompts a confirmation, as shown.

    I use both methods.:)

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    For me, I just use the regular Start Menu below or press Windows Button + X like this::
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    That is strange!
    I have Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 128 and my desktop ( which I am using now ) and neither one has either the Power Button or the Search icon in the upper right corner of the Metro interface.

    Are you using the Service Pack 1 that has been released unofficially?
     
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    I am using the updates from NGOHQ.com:

    I installed the downloaded files from one of the sets at that link in the following order: KB2919442, KB2939087, KB2919355, KB2932046, KB2938439, KB2937592.
     
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    Ok, you are using Windows 8.1.1 not Windows 8.1.
    I figured you must be using the rogue update because my 8.1 does not have the power button and search in the upper right corner.

    QUOTE=sharpcolorado;56184]I am using the updates from NGOHQ.com:

    I installed the downloaded files from one of the sets at that link in the following order: KB2919442, KB2939087, KB2919355, KB2932046, KB2938439, KB2937592.[/QUOTE]
     
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    I just right click on the Windows Button on the desktop and click on shut down... must take all of, what, 1/4 second :p
     
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    Well that's what every one else does on windows. As speaking of myself i simply just hold the keys windows + L and by clicking on the shut down button my work is done appropriately. custom web design company
     
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    All this pressing of keys. Think Tablet.
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    Tablet.
     

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