Numerous times I’ve been asked about how to shutdown Windows 8 or Server 2012 without seeing the famous shutdown from the start menu.

I normally use:

shutdown -s -t 0

-t is the time it takes to shutown

To restart

shutdown -r -t 0

On Windows 8, you could always logoff and then see the turn off button if am not mistaken.


Windows Key on your keyboard + i – Brings up the nice interface of Metro .. There should be power there