1. Start by cleaning up the Windows desktop by closing all open programs. To do this, click on the button in the upper right corner of their window. And don’t forget to save any documents or other work in progress that you want to keep beforehand.
2. Click the Start button at the top of the taskbar, then click the Shutdown button at the bottom right of the Start menu .
3. Windows stores your settings in memory and turns off all the devices that had been started one by one, so that the computer finds them all the next time it starts up. All you have to do is turn off the screen by pressing its power button, marked with the symbol
For short breaks, opt for standby. When you don’t plan to leave your computer for more than an hour and a half, put it to sleep instead of shutting it down. This will save a complete restart of its internal mechanics and not leave the machine running at full speed. It will also consume less energy, but will be able to go around in seconds! Click the Start button , click the arrow next to the Shutdown button , and click Hibernate or Sleep , depending on whether you’re using a laptop or desktop computer. To reactivate your machine when the time comes, briefly press its start button or just press a key on the k