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    Windows 8 guide: Log off, shut down and switch users

    Tim Smith

    by Tim Smith

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    The quickest way to shut down Windows 8 is by using the Charms. Move the mouse to the top-right hand corner or press Windows and C. Click on the Power icon and then select Shut down or Restart.

    If you want to log out so that someone else can use the computer, click on your name at the top right hand corner of the Windows 8 Start Screen. Click on Sign out to return to the lock screen.