To safely shut down the computer:
- Close any open programs
- Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the screen
- Click Shut down; the computer immediately begins the process of shutting down. To restart the computer or choose another command, click the right arrow next to the words Shut down and select an option.
If using a laptop, make sure the computer has completely powered down before closing the lid. Otherwise, the computer may stay on, which can wear down the monitor and/or the battery.