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I am using windows 8 for the first time. I found a way to turn off the computer but is seems very convoluted. First, I need to go my account, then I click on the battery sign, then the option to turn off the computer first appears. Before I start this, I need to go the windows start up screen to get my account page.

Can anyone please tell the easiest path to access my hard drive.

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closed as not a real question by Michael Hampton, Brad Patton, Scott Chamberlain, Breakthrough, Tog Apr 23 '13 at 18:44

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Added an answer about shutting down Win 8. Not sure what this has to do with accessing a hard drive. – Brad Patton Apr 23 '13 at 16:30

To shutdown Windows 8

  1. Open the Charms Bar by moving the mouse to the upper left or press Windows + C.
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Power button


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