I'd like to request that this question is reviewed. I don't feel that the question marked as such is in fact an exact duplicate, as this question was created to discover the rather hidden official way (it took me a week to stumble over it back in the preview days) of actually shutting down a Windows 8 system, and the votes seem to indicate some consensus on the problem. I feel it is a great help to new users on its own.

Alternatively, a merged question covering all the potential ways of shutting down the system could be a better question, and would be happy to re-work the question as it is to cover this.

  • I voted to reopen the question, but to be honest, the word "proper" bothers me.
    – soandos
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 21:23
  • Thank you, I know what you mean as I'm not either really, I'll try harder to find a more graceful alternative Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 4:03

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Question has been reopened by the community.

(fun fact: 3 of the 5 who initially voted to close have also voted to reopen it)

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