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Basic Computer Skills Windows XP

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14. Logging off, restarting and shutting down

Logging off
Restarting
Shutting down
Task Manager

 

IMPORTANT!

Do not use the power button on your computer to shut down your computer unless nothing else works. This method can cause damage to your files.

 

Logging off

Before you leave class for the day, please log off out your computer. Here's how:

  1. Close all of your programs.
  2. Click on the Start menu
  3. Select Log Off
  4. Confirm that you want to log off on the pop-up box.

log off

Exercise

  1. Close all of your open windows and programs.
  2. Log off of your computer.
  3. Log back in.

 

Restarting

Sometimes the computer acts up. A program can go nutso and the best way to stop it from going haywire is to restart your computer. Here's how:

  1. Close all the programs you can.
  2. Go to the Log Off box, as above.
  3. Instead of confirming the log off, click on Shut Down...
  4. Select Shut Down and Restart and click OK.
  5. Wait for the computer to shut down and restart itself.

 

Shutting Down

On some occasions I may ask you to simply shut down your computer. Here's how:

  1. Close all the programs you can.
  2. Go to the Log Off box, as above.
  3. Instead of confirming the log off, click on Shut Down...
  4. Select Shut Down and click OK.

 

Task Manager

If the Start Menu will not respond, you can usually access the Task Manager to log off or shut down:

  1. Press the following keys all at the same time:
    1. Ctrl
    2. Alt
    3. Delete
  2. Click on Shut Down and choose the appropriate command.

 

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