How to Shut down or Restart your Windows 11 PC?

Shut down and restart are basic tasks on a Windows PC that we perform daily. Keep reading this post if you want to learn multiple ways to shut down or restart your Windows 11 PC.

Microsoft has made a lot of visual improvements in Windows 11. After installing Windows 11 on your PC, you will see the new Start menu, Taskbar, Settings, and much more. The Start menu on Windows 11 still engages the power menu for your PC. Using this power menu; you can quickly shut down or restart your Windows 11 machine.

Along with the Start menu in Windows 11, the power menu also unraveled a new UI. That may cause slight trouble to users familiar with the now-dated classic Windows 10 Start menu.

In this growupwindows article, we will guide you with different methods to shut down or restart your PC. The best method that suits you can remember and use that.

How to Shut down or Restart Windows 11 from the Start menu?

To Shut down or Restart Windows 11 from the Start menu, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, click on the Start button (four blue squares icon) on the taskbar.

Step 2. Then, click on the Power button located on the right bottom corner of the Start menu.

Step 3. In the pop-up menu, you will see Shut down, Restart, or Sleep. Select a power action you want to perform.

How to Shut down or Restart Windows 11 using Win + X menu?

Win + X menu is another option that allows you to shut down or restart your Windows 11 machine. Here are the steps:-

Step 1. First, hit the Windows + X keys on the keyboard or right-click on the Start button to access the WinX menu or Power menu.

Step 2. Then, select “Shut down or sign out,” and choose the “Sign out,” Sleep, Shut down, Sleep or Restart option according to your needs.

How to Shut down or Restart Windows 11 through the Alt + F4 shortcut?

Classic Alt + F4 shortcut is still part of Windows 11 and allows you to access different power options. To access it, minimize all open windows (you can use shortcut key Ctrl + D) and then press Alt + F4 keys on the keyboard. Now you can perform any task, including Shut down, Switch user, Sign out, or Restart.

How to Shut down or Restart Windows 11 using Ctrl + Alt + Del shortcut?

Ctrl + Alt + Del keyboard shortcut has been part of Windows operating systems for a long time. You can use this keyboard shortcut on Windows 11 to turn off or restart your machine. Once you press the keyboard combination Ctrl + Alt + Del, you can access the following options on your PC:-

  • Lock
  • Switch user
  • Sign out
  • Change a password
  • Task Manager

How to Shut down or Restart Windows 11 from the Lock Screen?

You can access the Lock Screen on Windows 11 PC by logging off your PC or pressing Ctrl + L keyboard shortcut. Similar to Windows 10, on Windows 11 also, the Power button sits on the bottom-right corner of the lock screen. After clicking on the Lock Screen, you will see the Power button. After that, click the Power button and choose the “Shut down” or “Restart” option.

The methods mentioned above to shut down or restart your PCs are traditional; only its location and UI have been changed on Windows 11.

Let me know which method you are using to shut down or restart your PC?

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