How to Shutdown or Sleep Windows 10 With a Keyboard Shortcut

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Have you ever found yourself looking to turn your computer off or put it to sleep without a mouse handy? Windows has always offered the ability to turn off with just keyboard shortcuts, 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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