In Windows 8, there's really no need to shut down your devicecompletely — instead put it in sleep mode. This uses very little power, your device starts up faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off. You don’t have to worry that your battery will be drained because Windows automatically saves all your work and turns off the deviceif the battery is too low.
The below article discusses the following ways to shut down:
If you're going on vacation and don't plan to use your PC for a while, you might want to turn it off. This option will not completely turn off your computer (only put it into "Hibernation") unless you change the "Power Option" settings.
NOTE: You can also add other options like hibernate (if it's available for your device) to this menu. For more info, see Power plans: Frequently asked questions.
For most laptops, sleep is the default shutdown mode, so all you need to do is close your lid or press the power button. If it isn't, you can change that.
With previous versions of Windows, when you select Shut down your computer will turn off. Windows 8 instead closes all apps and puts the computer into a hibernation mode that allows it to boot up quickly when it is turned back on.
To completely shut down a laptop with Windows 8, perform one of the following:
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