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I have a HP G62 notebook which runs on Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit. I commonly use Alt+F4 to shut down most of the Windows systems I use. But Alt+F4 is not showing a window to shut down my HP. Why is it so ?

Normally Alt+F4 closes anything that is opened in Windows. To test this, I just opened My Computer and pressed Alt+F4. Then the preview pane is working instead of closing the My computer window. How can I bring shut down when Alt+F4 is pressed ?

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Many newer laptops have reprogrammed the Function keys up top to be something different than F1-F12. You have to disable this in the bios/firmware setup.

You can try using the Fn+Alt+F4, and that should sort you out.

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Fn+Alt+F4 worked. –  TomJ Apr 5 at 16:28

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