How do I Sleep, Restart, or Shut down Windows 8?
To Sleep, Restart, or Shut down Windows 8 follow the steps below.
- Move the mouse to the right-hand side of the screen or press the Windows key + C to open the Charms.
- In the Charms menu click Settings.
- Click the Power icon and select either Sleep, Shut down or Restart.
Tip: If the above steps seem like too much work you can create a shutdown, restart, or hibernate shortcut that allows you to perform any of these tasks faster. To create one or all of these shortcuts follow the instructions onhow to create a shutdown or restart shortcut in Windows steps and once that shortcut has been created right-click the shortcut and choose Pin to start.