Sunday, 7 December 2008

Turn Off or Shut Down computer with keyboard in Windows XP

Let's say for some reason your monitors is not working and your CPU is still running. You want to properly turn off your CPU. You can't do it with mouse decause you have no display to know the location of mouse cursor. You need to turn off the computer with your keyboard.

This will work only when the computer screen is displaying the list of user accounts. Take a look at following picture from Microsoft website for an example:

Above Image: © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Here are three easy steps to turn off computer using your keyboard:

  1. Hit Tab key on your keyboard. It will bring focus to Turn off Computer button.
  2. Press either space bar or Enter.
  3. Press U on your keyboard.

Now wait for your computer to completely turn off.

If you are not familiar with above screen, you might want to visit following link:

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