To shut down Windows 8, hover your mouse over the gadgets function in the lower right corner of the screen, or press Windows-C on your keyboard. A slide-out menu then displays on the desktop. Click Settings, the Power button and then Shut Down to completely shut down Windows 8.Continue Reading
Hover your mouse over the charms gadget in the lower right corner of the screen. Alternatively, press Windows-C on your keyboard to open the slide-out menu.
From the slide-out menu display, click Settings.
Click the Power button, and then click Shut Down.