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Shutting Down Windows 2000 Professional

Before you turn off your computer, you must shut down Windows to ensure you don't lose any data or configuration. Following are the Shut Down options available to you in the Shut Down Windows dialog box. To see this dialog box, click the Start button then click Shut Down and the Shut Down Windows dialog box appears. Use the drop down menu next to, "What do you want your computer to do," by clicking the down arrow key once with your mouse. The following choices are available for shutting down Windows 2000 Professional:

  • Log Off (your name): Use this to Log Off of the computer without turning the computer off. This is useful when others need to use your computer in your absence. It's useful when you leave your computer for extended periods of time (such as a lunch break) and you work with sensitive or confidential information that should not be available to others when you are away from your desk.

  • Shut Down: Choose this option when you're finished using your computer for the day. When Windows displays a message telling you to shut off your computer, you can safely turn off the machine.

  • Restart: Choose this option to shut down and then restart the computer.

  • Cancel: Click this button if you change your mind and do not want to restart or shut down the computer.


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