Shutting down the computer is probably one of the first things your computer teacher would tell you when you use a computer. If you are a novice in the computer world and are a little nervous about operating the device, you need to follow the article to imbibe the simple techniques to turn off your system.
Windows 7 users can grab a few different tricks and shortcuts to carry out the process of shutting down the computer. You will find options that let you keep your PC in sleep mode (though it looks as if the system is shut down) and jump into the action if the situation demands. Let’s take a sneak peek of the shutdown process in Windows 7.
The Computer Shutting Down Process:
* Everything starts with the ‘Start’ button located on the lower left side of the computer. It can also be done with the help of your keyboard. There is a ‘Start’ key on the left side, close to the space key. You will find a few more shutdown options too. What are they?
* Turn Off: To turn off your system, click on the Start button to get the shutdown right on the screen. It can be done by closing all other windows or you can directly press the ‘shut down’ button. All the current windows that are open will get closed one by one, thus shutting your PC completely. The shut down shortcut is Alt+F4+Enter.
* Restart: You might have heard your IT guy saying to ‘Restart’ your system if your computer runs into a problem or installs a new program or makes some changes. Restart heals the system. The process takes a few minutes and requires users to shut down the computer and start again. Instead of shutting down the system and again switching it on, you can simply do it by following the ‘shut down’ steps. Careful! You are not supposed to press the ‘shut down’ button, but look for ‘restart’ option instead. It is otherwise called ‘soft boot’, ‘reboots’ or ‘warm boot’.
* Sleep Mode: Allow your computer to take some rest by putting it on ‘sleep’ mode. Follow the same procedure (the way you have followed other options mentioned above) and click the ‘Sleep’ button. The reason one resorts to this option is when he or she doesn’t want the computer to be shut down completely. Just by shaking the mouse or pressing any key would bring back your PC to work within a few seconds. It saves your computer battery.
* Hibernate Mode: You are away from your PC for some time; by the time you return, you find your system has run out of battery. This is not cool. So, next time you are repeating the act, ensure that your laptop or PC has its battery intact. Moreover, it should let you work on the particular worksheet or word document where you have left off. The ‘Hibernate’ mode comes in handy. No, this is not the ‘sleep’ mode if you are thinking so. Again, to find the button to hibernate your system, you have to search for the ‘Start’ key on the keypad or the button on the screen. You will now find the ‘hibernate’ option then.
Use the short cut Alt+F4+Enter to make the process fast.