I just installed Windows 8 a few hours ago, so this first post will address something which has already given many people heartburn: how the hell do we restart this thing? Or shut it down, for that matter?
Good news, it’s still easy to do.
- Press the Windows Key + C (Win + C) to pop open the new sidebar.*
- Click Settings → Power
- Click either Sleep, Shut down or Restart.
* Note: you can also point your cursor in the upper right corner of your screen to activate the sidebar, but I prefer using keyboard shortcuts instead.