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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
Using your VAIO desktop
Shutting down your computer
It is important that you shut down your computer properly so you do not lose unsaved data.
To shut down your computer, proceed as follows:
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Turn Off Computer.
The Turn off computer screen appears.
3 Click Turn Off.
Wait for your computer to turn off automatically.
The power indicator turns off.
4 Turn off any peripherals connected to your computer.
✍ Respond to any prompts warning you to save documents or to consider other users.
If you are unable to shut down your computer;
- Close all software in use.
- Disconnect any USB devices.
- Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> at the same time. If you have not changed the default setting, you will enter the Task Manager. Select Turn
Off from the Shut Down menu to turn the computer off.
Alternatively, press <Alt>+<F4> and select Turn Off from the screen that appears.
If this does not work, you can press the power button for more than six seconds. This will shut down the computer. This operation may result in loss
If you want to shut down the computer for a short period only, you can save power by using the Standby mode. Go to Start, Turn Off Computer,
and select Stand By (see Using power saving modes (page 31) for details).