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  1. Shut Down Computer in Windows 10


    How to: Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    How to Shut Down the Computer in Windows 10


    If you don't plan to use your PC for a while, then you could shut down (turn off) the PC. A shutdown will close all apps, sign out all users, and completely turn off the PC. Hybrid shutdown performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.

    Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

    Old behavior:
    - When you shut down your PC, all apps are closed
    - After reboot/restart, you have to re-open any app you'd like to use

    New behavior:
    - When shutting down your PC, any open apps are "bookmarked" (for lack of a better word)
    - After reboot/restart, these apps will re-open automatically

    Workaround:
    - Shut down all apps before you shut down or restart the PC.
    OR
    - Shut down from Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows dialog.
    OR
    - Add Shut down Context Menu in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Source: Programs autostart after boot in Windows 10 Insider Preview 16257 - Microsoft Community

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    UPDATE: Starting with Windows 10 build 17040:

    Based on your feedback, the feature to restore applications that have registered for application restart after you reboot or shutdown (through power options available on the Start Menu and various other locations) has been set to only occur for users that have enabled Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting my device after an update or restart in the Privacy section under Sign-in Options Settings.

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to do a hybrid shutdown (fast startup) or full shutdown of your Windows 10 PC.


    CONTENTS:





    OPTION ONE [/i] To Shut down Computer from Start Menu

    *note If you have fast startup turned on, then this option will perform a hybrid shutdown instead of a full shutdown.

    If you do, then you can press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Shut down, and release the Shift key to perform a full shutdown.
    1. Open the *Start Start menu, click/tap on the
    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Power button, and click/tap on Shut down. (see screenshots below)


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    OPTION TWO [/i] To Shut down Computer from Win+X Power User Tasks Menu

    *note If you have fast startup turned on, then this option will perform a hybrid shutdown instead of a full shutdown.

    If you do, then you can press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Shut down, and release the Shift key to perform a full shutdown.
    1. Open the Win+X Power User Tasks Menu, click/tap on Shut down or sign out, and click/tap on Shut down. (see screenshot below)

    OR

    2. Press the Win+X keys, press U, and press U again.


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    OPTION THREE [/i] To Shut down Computer from Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows Dialog

    *note If you have fast startup turned on, then this option will perform a hybrid shutdown instead of a full shutdown.

    If you do, then you can press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Shut down, and release the Shift key to perform a full shutdown.
    1. Click/tap on your desktop to make it the current focused (active) window, and press the Alt+F4 keys.

    2. Select Shut down in the drop down menu, and click/tap on OK or press Enter. (see screenshots below)


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    OPTION FOUR [/i] To Shut down Computer from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen

    *note If you have fast startup turned on, then this option will perform a hybrid shutdown instead of a full shutdown.

    If you do, then you can press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Shut down, and release the Shift key to perform a full shutdown.
    1. Press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys, click/tap on the
    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Power button, and click/tap on Shut down. (see screenshot below)


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    OPTION FIVE [/i] To Shut down Computer from Sign-in Screen

    *note If you have fast startup turned on, then this option will perform a hybrid shutdown instead of a full shutdown.

    If you do, then you can press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Shut down, and release the Shift key to perform a full shutdown.
    1. While on the sign-in screen, click/tap on the
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    Power button, and click/tap on Shut down. (see screenshot below)


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    OPTION SIX [/i] To Shut down Computer using Power Buttons and Lid

    *note This option is to specify what your computer does when you close the lid and/or press the power button.

    If you press the power button once, it'll perform the action set in this option.

    If you press and hold the power button until the PC turns off, it performs a hard shutdown. A hard shutdown should be used as a last resort since it doesn't give the system time to tell running apps to close first.
    1. Open your Power Options.

    2. Expand open Power buttons and lid, specify what action (ex: Shut down) you want for Lid close action (ex: for laptops), Power button action, and Sleep button action, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    OPTION SEVEN [/i] Slide to Shut down your PC

    *note If you like, you can create a slide to shut down shortcut to use where you like.
    1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type SlideToShutDown.exe, and click/tap on OK.

    2. Do the action below you want to use. (see screenshot below)
    • Slide the slide to shut down screen to the bottom of the touch screen to shut down your PC.
    • Click and hold with mouse or touchpad and drag the slide to shut down screen to the bottom of the display and release to shut down your PC.
    • Press Enter while on the slide to shut down screen to shut down your PC.
    • Click/tap on the slide to shut down screen to cancel


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    OPTION EIGHT [/i] To Shut down Computer from Command Prompt
    1. Open a command prompt, type the command below you want to use, and press Enter.

    *Arrow shutdown /p
    *note Performs a full shutdown by turning off the local computer with no time-out or warning. Shutdown will stop if there are any unsaved jobs, and will then prompt if you want to save on the desktop.

    *Arrow shutdown /p /f
    *note Forces running apps to close, and turns off the local computer with no time-out or warning.

    *Arrow shutdown /s
    *note Performs a full shutdown of the computer.

    *Arrow shutdown /sg
    *note Performs a full shutdown of the computer. On the next boot, restart any registered applications.

    *Arrow shutdown /s /f /t 0
    *note Immediately force running apps to close, and then performs a full shutdown of the computer.

    *Arrow shutdown /s /t xxx
    *note Performs a full shutdown of the computer after a timeout period you specified in seconds. Substitute xxx in the command above with between 0-315360000 seconds you want for the timeout period. If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f (force) parameter is implied.


    *Arrow shutdown /s /c "Your comment here"
    *note Displays a warning with your comment, and performs a full shutdown of the computer. Substitute Your comment here in the command above with the comment you want up to 512 characters.


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    *Arrow shutdown /s /t xxx /c "Your comment here"
    *note Displays a warning notice with your comment, and performs a full shutdown of the computer after a timeout period you specified in seconds.

    Substitute Your comment here in the command above with the comment you want up to 512 characters.

    Substitute xxx in the command above with between 0-315360000 seconds you want for the timeout period. If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f (force) parameter is implied.



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    *Arrow shutdown /s /hybrid
    *note Performs a hybrid shutdown of the computer.

    *Arrow shutdown /s /hybrid /f /t 0
    *note Immediately force running applications to close, and then performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.

    *Arrow shutdown /s /hybrid /t xxx
    *note Performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup after a timeout period you specified in seconds. Substitute xxx in the command above with between 0-315360000 seconds you want for the timeout period. If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f (force) parameter is implied.

    *Arrow shutdown /s /hybrid /c "Your comment here"
    *note Displays a warning with your comment, and performs shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup. Substitute Your comment here in the command above with the comment you want up to 512 characters.



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    *Arrow shutdown /s /hybrid /t xxx /c "Your comment here"
    *note Displays a warning notice with your comment, and performs a hybrid shutdown of the computer after a timeout period you specified in seconds.

    Substitute Your comment here in the command above with the comment you want up to 512 characters.

    Substitute xxx in the command above with between 0-315360000 seconds you want for the timeout period. If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f (force) parameter is implied.



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    OPTION NINE [/i] To Shut down Computer from PowerShell

    *note To see all Stop-Computer options in Windows PowerShell 5.0, see: Stop-Computer
    1. Open Windows PowerShell, type the command below you want to use, and press Enter.

    *Arrow stop-computer
    *note Performs a full shutdown of the computer.

    *Arrow stop-computer -force
    *note Forces running apps to close, and then performs a full shutdown of the computer.

    *Arrow stop-computer -confirm
    *note Prompts you to confirm before performing a full shutdown of the computer.


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    *Arrow stop-computer -force -confirm
    *note Prompts you to confirm before forces running apps to close, and then performs a full shutdown of the computer.


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    OPTION TEN [/i] To Shut Down Computer using Cortana Voice Command

    *note Starting with Hey Cortana voice command to shut down the computer.

    In addition, you can also ask Cortana to execute this command on the Lock screen, but first you should enable Cortana on the Lock screen if you have not done so already.
    1. Using Hey Cortana, use the voice command below.
    *Arrow "Hey Cortana, shut down my computer."
    2. Cortana may ask you for a verbal confirmation. You’ll have to respond to Cortana with a "Yes" for Cortana to complete the voice command.


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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Yasak Hayat, Aug 11, 2015
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  2. windows 10 computerwill notshut down

    have windows 10 on a laptop... When I went to shut down the computer. The shut down screen shows that it is just spinning. computer will not shut down
     
    JoanWilkinsonZE, Aug 11, 2015
    #2
  3. Computer will not shut down on selecting shut down option, restarts instead in Windows 10

    Hello Fred,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused and will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • Did you check if the power settings are changed on your PC?
    • Are you facing the above issue since the upgrade?
    • Did you make any system changes prior to the issue?


    You may be facing the above issue due to the system components conflicting with Windows 10 operating system. System settings may change after upgrading the OC to one version to another, reverting them to their respective setting changes will resolve
    the issue.



    Method 1: Running troubleshooter will detect if there are any corrupted components present and will fix to restore the performance of the system. I suggest you to run the
    Power Troubleshooter and check if the issue is resolved.



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type troubleshooting
      and select the top most search result.
    • Click on View All from the left side of the screen panel.
    • Select Power from the options,
      click on Advanced option and check Apply repairs automatically
      option.
    • Follow the on screen instructions.
    • Close the window and check if the changes are effective.


    Method 2: If the issue persists, check if there is any changes made in the Power option settings by following the steps below and make necessary changes.



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type
      Power Options
      and select the top most search result.
    • Select Choose what the power button options from the left side panel of the window.
    • From the windows select Shut Down from the drop down bar for the option
      When I press the power button under Power button settings.
    • Click on Save changes and close the window to check if the changes are effective.


    Write to us with the answers to the above questions and the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Aug 11, 2015
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    Hello Yasak,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    You are correct in what you found. /P also stands for a "planned" shutdown.
     
    Brink, Aug 11, 2015
    #4
  5. tony910 Win User
    Option Two seems to do a hybrid shutdown in my case.
     
    tony910, Aug 18, 2015
    #5
  6. tony910 Win User
    I thought it was supposed to do a full shutdown.
     
    tony910, Aug 18, 2015
    #6
  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    It does in Windows 8.1, but it doesn't appear to do so in Windows 10.
     
    Brink, Aug 18, 2015
    #7
  8. Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    What is the best way to shutdown safely if you suddenly cannot see the monitor? My desktop PC is on ups power but the monitor is not (as I don't want exceed the ups supply). I have memorised the keystrokes as Windows key, 2 arrow presses up, hit enter, two arrow presses up and enter again. This will shut it down (hybrid on mine as fast start up is enabled) but say I was in the middle of a game and not in the desktop then that method would not work. I am thinking as per another thread discussion of trying to get a small cheap ups for the monitor at some stage but in the interim it does worry me. I don't live in an area notorious for power cuts but the other week there was obviously some kind of external issue as the power cut and returned about four times in an hour. The keystroke method worked well for me and I stayed well away from the PC for hours until I was sure the external problem had been addressed. Holding down power button for five secs to force shutdown worries me greatly that it could bugger Windows up if you were unlucky!
     
    Scottyboy99, Feb 20, 2016
    #8
  9. Cliff S New Member
    Just pushing the power button once will soft shutdown(PC tells running programs they have so & so long to close), and that's just like using the Win+X shutdown option.
    Holding the button on the other hand, is a hard shut down and crashes the PC, not giving the system time to tell running programs to close.
     
    Cliff S, Feb 20, 2016
    #9
  10. Thanks that's perfect. I checked my settings and that is how it is configured. Press power and that does shutdown, so that's a simple quick press then and will shut it down safely even if I was mid game?
     
    Scottyboy99, Feb 20, 2016
    #10
  11. Cliff S New Member
    Yep. If your mid game, it might take a bit until Windows can close everything to shut down, but it will and safely.
     
    Cliff S, Feb 21, 2016
    #11
  12. Many thanks Shawn
    Any idea how to fully shutdown uncountable windows that is already on hybrid? From bookable cd maybe from cmd?
    thanks
     
    nissimezra, Jul 16, 2016
    #12
  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    Hello nissimezra, *Smile

    I'm not sure other than waking them, then shut down.
     
    Brink, Jul 16, 2016
    #13
  14. Thanks Shawn*Smile
    Kind of a problem with unbootable computer and add to all that system resatore is disabled by defulet WOW*Eek
    It seems that ms giving the users hard time.
    When I try to scan a pc that shutdown with hibride using ESET I receive an error. shutdown and then scan. but what if the pc is not bootable coz of a virus?*Sad

    Anyone tried to scan with windows dfender offline after hybride shutdown? Does it work?

    Kind regards
     
    nissimezra, Jul 19, 2016
    #14
  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    If you have a virus, you might consider a clean install if you already have everything backed up.
     
    Brink, Jul 19, 2016
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