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I am 56 years old computers are not my generation. just got a new computer. and am trying to close it but it would not close . what I did is close the the monitor. and then pressed the button off of the computer ,but the blue light does not want to shut. am I doing the correct procidure to close it. thanking you Liz

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If you are trying to shut the computer off, it is really quite simple. You must let the computer software shut the system down. Pressing buttons to shut your system off is only used as a last resort.
With your mouse, go to the "Start" button (Windows XP) or the round Windows icon (vista) in the lower left hand corner of your computer screen. Also, Windows will help you make the right selection. If you move the mouse pointer over objects on the bottom task bar, and just hold it there, a little explaination of its function will often appear. OK, lets move on.

If you have a round Windows icon in the corner, select it by left clicking with your mouse. In the far right corner of the window that just appeared, there is a right facing arrow. Click on it, and the last item in the list is shut down. Click on that with your mouse, and your computer will shut down.

If you have a "Start" button, select it by left clicking with your mouse and select "Shut Down" in the lower right hand corner of the window that just opened up. A new window will open in the center of your screen. Select "Shut Down" with the pull down arrow in the center of the window, and select OK. Your computer will now shut down.

Another way to do this for either type of system is to close all windows and then hold down the "Alt" key and press the F4 button (often referred to as Alt+F4). This will bring up a dialog box similar to the "Start" button solution, and allow you to make a selection and shut down your computer.
Good luck!

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You can shutdown the computer by pressing the power button on the tower for 10 seconds, if light is blinking that means its on standby mode. you can use the ctr-alt-delte option on keyboard, press ctrl key and alt key at th same time then hold, then press del key then on option select shutdown.

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You have to click the Start button and choose "Shut Down " and click the mouse on that. If that does not work, try pressing Ctrl + Alt+ delete simultaneously. What they call the task manager will come up. choose Shut down and click on it. It should shut down

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