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:
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.