Keyboard shortcuts you can use to shut down your computer

By | September 10, 2011
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Why would you want to use keyboard shortcuts to shut your computer down? Because you can? Because it’s fast? Because it’s cool? We don’t know why you’d want to use keyboard shortcuts to shut your computer down, but we thought you’d like to know how to do it anyway.

Windows XP

Press the Windows Key then u u

Remember to release each key before pressing the next one – and do it quickly.

Windows Vista

Well, Vista’s shortcut isn’t so short, but here it is:

Windows Key, Right-Arrow Key, Right-Arrow key, Right Arrow key, u

Remember to release each key first before pressing the next one.

Windows 7

Windows key, Right-arrow key, Enter

Always remember for these shortcuts — press the keys one at a time. Oh and one more thing – save all your work before you try this tip. These shortcuts will shut down your computer and if you are working on something and you don’t save it prior to shutting down, you’re going to lose your work. Of course you knew that right?

2 thoughts on “Keyboard shortcuts you can use to shut down your computer

  1. Mary Ramirez

    Please tell me why there’s an I.E.8 but don’t
    see much information about it?
    Have I fallen victim to some trap luring
    me into the web of deceit? Telling me
    there’s something more out there and I
    need to keep searching untill I find
    the secret spot?
    Yours Truly
    m

    Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      IE 8 is Internet Explorer 8 – the previous version of Internet Explorer. The current version is Internet Explorer 9. IE8 is a browser. Windows XP users cannot use Internet Explorer 9 and therefore must use Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) or older versions. You can read more about IE8 here.

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