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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    How to Shut Down the Computer in Windows 10
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    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
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    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.


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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer from Start Menu


    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 menu, click/tap on the Name:  Power.jpg
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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer from Win+X Power User Tasks Menu


    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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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer from Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows Dialog


    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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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen


    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 Name:  Power.jpg
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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer from Sign-in Screen


    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 Name:  Power.jpg
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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer using Power Buttons and Lid


    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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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    Slide to Shut down your PC


    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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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION EIGHT Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer from Command Prompt

    1. Open a command prompt, type the command below you want to use, and press Enter.

    shutdown /p
    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.

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

    shutdown /s
    Performs a full shutdown of the computer.

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

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

    shutdown /s /t xxx
    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.


    shutdown /s /c "Your comment here"
    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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    shutdown /s /t xxx /c "Your comment here"
    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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    shutdown /s /hybrid
    Performs a hybrid shutdown of the computer.

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

    shutdown /s /hybrid /t xxx
    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.

    shutdown /s /hybrid /c "Your comment here"
    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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    shutdown /s /hybrid /t xxx /c "Your comment here"
    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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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION NINE Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut down Computer from PowerShell


    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.

    stop-computer
    Performs a full shutdown of the computer.

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

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

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

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    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10 OPTION TEN Shut Down Computer in Windows 10
    To Shut Down Computer using Cortana Voice Command


    Starting with Windows 10 build 16251, you can now use a 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.

    "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.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    12 Aug 2015 #1

    Hello Brink,

    "shutdown /s Performs a full shutdown of the computer."
    "shutdown /s /hybrid Performs a hybrid shutdown of the computer."
    So "shutdown /p" performs which kind of shutdown? As far as I know there is 2 kind of shutdown: Classic (Full shutdown (Windows 7, XP etc)) and Hybrid (Windows 8 and w10) So is there a third way to shutdown which I didin't know?


    EDIT: Ok I get it myself.

    shutdown /p also performs a full shutdown. But no wait time. Also stops shutdown if there is any unsaved jobs
    shutdown /s Performs a full shutdown but 30 secs. waiting.
    Last edited by Yasak Hayat; 12 Aug 2015 at 12:26.
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       12 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Yasak,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    You are correct in what you found. /P also stands for a "planned" shutdown.
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  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    Option Two seems to do a hybrid shutdown in my case.
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       18 Aug 2015 #4

    Correct. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    18 Aug 2015 #5

    I thought it was supposed to do a full shutdown.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       18 Aug 2015 #6

    It does in Windows 8.1, but it doesn't appear to do so in Windows 10.
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  7.    21 Feb 2016 #7

    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!
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       21 Feb 2016 #8

    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.
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  9.    21 Feb 2016 #9

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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