How to turn off a computer
Unlike most electrical appliances, a computer shouldn’t be turned off by pressing the same button that you pressed to turn it ‘on’. If you do that, you can actually lose data or damage some of the processes in the machine. Think of turning off the computer properly as letting it fall asleep – just pushing the ‘on’ button or unplugging the computer would be like knocking it out with a punch!
- Click Cancel and then close everything that had been listed in the message, saving when necessary. Then try closing again.
- Click Force shut down. The computer will automatically close all your documents, programs and so on without saving anything. As a result, you may lose some data.