Where did the Start menu, Shut down on Windows 8 go?

A question keeps coming up for people who switch from a Windows XP – Vista – 7 to a computer running Windows 8: where did the start menu go and its Shut down option?

First of all, don’t panic, you can always shut down your computer with just a few clicks. The most confusing is the new home screen which shows large icons with animations on certain thumbnails, for example for the weather or the news.

An up-to-date Windows 8 computer, implied with all updates installed (Windows 8.1 Update 1), offers quick access to shutdown the computer:

Windows 8.1 home screen update 1

stop button Windows 8.1 update 1

If the Home screen does not display this Stop button, there areother methods to shut down the computer but it is strongly advised toinstall Windows 8.1 update then theUpdate 1 to have a protected PC with the latest features.

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