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Have you ever found yourself looking to turn your computer off 8 PC Maintenance Mistakes That Kill Your Hardware Lifespan 8 PC Maintenance Mistakes That Kill Your Hardware Lifespan PC maintenance isn't rocket science, but you could be making a handful of mistakes that are actually harming your hardware. Read More or put it to sleep Sleep Mode vs. Hibernate Mode: Which Power-Saving Mode Should You Use? Sleep Mode vs. Hibernate Mode: Which Power-Saving Mode Should You Use? What exactly does Sleep mode do? How is it different from Hibernate mode, which is an extra option on Windows computers? Which should you choose, and are there downsides to using them? Read More without a mouse handy? Windows has always offered the ability to turn off with just keyboard shortcuts The Best Keyboard Shortcuts in Default Windows Programs The Best Keyboard Shortcuts in Default Windows Programs Keyboard shortcuts increase your productivity in any application, including the good old programs built into Windows! We show you how to cut a corner in Microsoft Paint, Calculator, and the Windows Magnifier. Read More , but who can remember them all?

Here are the keyboard shortcuts you need to know to turn Windows 10 off, make it sleep, or restart it quickly and easily. Print it out, save it on your desktop, and let it burn into your brain so you can turn your PC off in a snap!

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  • Press Windows key + X, followed by U, then U again to turn off.
  • Press Windows key + X, followed by U, then R to restart.
  • Press Windows key + X, followed by U, then H to hybernate.
  • Press Windows key + X, followed by U, then S to sleep.

Are those shortcuts too many buttons for you? Well guess what, you can just hit the classic: ALT+F4. There’s also the another of the favorites: a double CTLR+ALT+DEL.

How do you turn your computer off or put it to sleep? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Aaron Musk
    September 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks a million! I bookmarked you right away.

  2. Kenny Driver
    March 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    sleep mode: Fn and F2 at same time. Very easy.

  3. Kenny Driver
    March 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    ll

  4. Admiral Bacon McBaconface
    March 22, 2016 at 5:53 am

    tap windows+r then type shutdown /h to hibernate /s to shut off or /r to reboot

    same as I've been doing for a decade or more now.

  5. Mike Ellaby
    March 22, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Pressing the power button as Shahar says is the easiest and fastest way that's worked for the last 4 Windows operating systems.

    • Admiral Bacon McBaconface
      March 22, 2016 at 5:55 am

      some out-of-the-box PCs are pre-programmed for the power button to sleep or hibernate though...

  6. FileEagle.com Chris
    March 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I click Windows > Power > ... It only took 5 seconds and safe.

  7. Yiannis Zorbas
    March 21, 2016 at 11:10 am

    ahahahha

  8. Shahar
    March 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Short press on power button does the trick just as well.

    • Kelsey Tidwell
      March 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      True, but that's a one-trick pony (unless you reprogram the button...at which point it's still a one-trick pony).

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