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What are the power options in Windows 10?

Different power options in Windows 10

Power; Clicking on Power will give you 3 more options:

  • Sleep; Clicking on sleep mode will temporarily put your PC to "sleep" awaiting your return exactly as you left it. you can quickly reopen all files and "wake up" your machine without restarting the PC.
  • Shut down; Clicking "shut down" will completely shut down your computer. Be sure to save your work.
  • Restart; Clicking on restart will close all your programs your working on and will restart Windows automatically.

Click Start > Power > and one of the three selections

There are some times when errors will render your PC inaccessible, or you may want to access the computer with a minimum of system files and drivers for troubleshooting. The easiest way to restart in Safe Mode is to press the Shift key while clicking on the regular Restart button.

Sign Out
Click the Start Button
Click the Picture with your name (the name will appear when you hover over it)
Click Sign out

For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:shutdown, restart, signout, sleep, turning Windows 10 off   Doc ID:64852
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-07-07 13:25 CDTUpdated:2017-07-27 12:35 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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