You need to be able to shut your computer down correctly to avoid damage to your files and hardware.
Shut down a Windows Xp Computer
On the menu press turn off computer in the right hand bottom of the menu.
If your computer freezes press the reset button. If you do not have one hold your on/off in for 5 seconds and it will shut down.
About the author: My name is Ketty and I am Seven years old. I wrote this and my mum fixed it.
- Turning the power off suddenly can cause the computer to have errors as it does not have time to put everything away before shut down.
- Shutting down in the middle of a big process can also cause errors. For example if you are formatting your hard drive and you shut down when it is no finished, this will cause problems.
- Pressing the on/off button in for 5 seconds does give the computer a chance to shut down, however I do not recommend it for everyday use.
Shut down a Windows Vista or Windows Seven Computer
For Windows Vista and Windows Seven you can go to your start icon in the bottom left conner and the menu will appear, You can choose to shut down or press the little arrow to see more options like restart and Log off.
To shut down Windows 8 is a different process altogether.