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Win Start & stop

Windows automatically loads when you start the computer. To end your Windows session and turn off the computer, do the following:

Windows 8.1 and 10
1. Right click Start menu.
2. Click Shut Down.

Windows 7
1. Click Start menu.
2. Click Shut Down.

Windows Vista
1. Click Start menu.
2. Click right-facing triangle.
3. Click Shut Down.

Windows XP
1. Click Start menu.
2. Click Turn Off Computer.
3. Click Turn Off.

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Win Show menus in Windows 7Win tips

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