5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

Like earlier versions of the Windows operating system, Windows 11 also offers multiple options to shut down, sleep, hibernate and restart your PC. In this guide, you will see the five easy ways to perform these operations.

Shut down, restart, sleep or hibernate Windows 11 from the Start menu

Since the days of Windows XP, Windows offered the shut down options right on the Start menu. Windows 11 is no different.

Step 1: Open the Start menu either clicking on the Start button on the taskbar or pressing the Windows logo key on the keyboard.

5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

Step 2: Click on the power icon and then select the shut down, restart, hibernate, or sleep option.

5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

Method 2 of 5

Use Win + X menu to shut down, restart, sleep or hibernate Windows 11

Step 1: Perform a right-click on the Start button on the taskbar or press the Windows + X keys.

5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

Step 2: Click/select the Shut down or sign out option and then select/click the Sign out, Shut down, Sleep, Hibernate, Restart or Shut down option.

5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

Method 3 of 5

Shut down, restart, hibernate or sleep Windows 11 from desktop

Step 1: Minimize all apps or simply use the Windows + D hotkey to quickly see the desktop.

Step 2: Simultaneously press Alt + F4 keys to bring up the following dialog.

Step 3: Select Hibernate, Shut down, Restart or Sleep from the drop-down menu and click the OK button.

5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

Method 4 of 5

Shut down, restart, hibernate or sleep Windows 11 from the sign in screen

If you have locked your computer, you do not need to sign in again and visit the desktop to shut down, restart, hibernate or sleep your PC. You can do it from the sign in screen as well.

NOTE: When you are at the lock screen, press the Enter key or click on an empty spot on the lock screen to see the sign in screen.

Step 1: When you are at the sign in screen, click on the power icon located bottom right of the screen and then select the Shut down, Restart, Sleep, or Hibernate option.

5 Ways To Shut Down, Restart, Hibernate, & Sleep Windows 11

Method 5 of 5

Shut down, restart, sleep and hibernate Windows 11 via Command Prompt

Did you know that you can do these operations even from the Command Prompt?

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt using search.

Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, execute the following command:

shutdown /s – shut down

shutdown /h – hibernate

shutdown /r – restart

shutdown /l – logoff

What’s your favorite method to shut down, restart or sleep Windows 11?

FAQ’s

1. How to shut down, restart, hibernate & sleep in windows 11 using command promote?

Following commands are used in command promote:

  1. shutdown /s – shut down.
  2. shutdown /h – hibernate.
  3. shutdown /r – restart.
  4. shutdown /l – logoff.

2. How do I shut down my computer with Windows 11?

Just press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard, and when the black full-screen menu appears, click the power icon in the lower-right corner of the screen and select “Shut Down” in the list.

3. Which option brings up the sleep mode shut down and restart mode?

Method 1: Click the Start button, and on the Start Menu, click the Power icon. On the Power menu, click to select the desired action (Sleep, Shutdown, or Restart).

 

4. What is the CMD command to shut down?

From an open command prompt window:
type shutdown, followed by the option you wish to execute. To shut down your computer, type shutdown /s. To restart your computer, type shutdown /r. To log off your computer type shutdown /.

5. Is hibernate and sleep the same thing?

Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep). … Use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

How To Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate and Sleep in windows 11 Video Tutorial

in this video, we will show you How to Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate and Sleep in Windows 11 and you can also do this thing using cmd.

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