How to Shut Down Windows 11 PC

Written by Thirumalraj

Let’s see the different ways to manually shut down your Windows 11 PC.

Method #1

Open the Start menu and click on the Power icon in the bottom right.

Click on the “Shut down” option to shut down the PC.

Method #2

Press Alt + F4 (make sure you’re on the desktop), and you can see the “Shut Down Windows” popup.

The “Shut down” option is selected by default in the popup.

Click the OK button to shut down your computer.

Method #3

Press Windows and X keys simultaneously or right-click the Start button to open the Power user menu.

You can see Shut down or sign out. Hover your mouse over it, and you’ll see options.

Select Shut down.


You can do this method via keyboard shortcut too, and here it is – press Windows, X, U, and U keys simultaneously.

Method #4

Press Alt + Ctrl + Delete, and you can see the Windows Security screen.

You can see the Power icon at the bottom right of the screen. Click on it.

Choose Shut down.

Method #5

You can turn off your Windows 11 PC by pressing the physical power or sleep button or closing the laptop lid. Remember that you need to configure them for that.

Method #6

Use Slide to Shut Down.

Method #7

Launch Command Prompt. Type shutdown /s and press the Enter key.

You’ll see a popup that states that the action is initiated, and your computer will get shut down in the next few seconds.

You can use the above command in the below programs too:

  • Run Command
  • File Explorer address bar
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Task Manager (Click on File > Run new task to use the command)

Method #8

Press Windows and L keys simultaneously, and you’ll see the lock screen. Click on it.

You can now see the Sign-in screen, where you can see the Power icon at the bottom right. Click on it.

Hit Shut down.


When you click on the Power icon, you’ll see a menu, and that menu is called the Power menu.

You can see the Power menu in the Start menu, Windows Security screen, and Sign-in screen.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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