How do I restart/shutdown windows 8 gracefully? Currently, when I restart it waits 5 sec, then kill everything, regarding nothing. I would like to do a graceful shutdown, such that when app requires a save and doesn't want to close, then I can attend to it.
Press the Control+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously, then in the lower right-hand corner the screen you should see a power button icon (circle with a vertical line). Click the button and a new screen will appear that provides different power down options. Choose one.
Or if your computer hardware supports it, simply push the off button (might sleep instead though, that too might be configurable but it varies by manufacturer).