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Chapter 5. Using the Windows 2000 Interface > Exiting Windows Gracefully

Exiting Windows Gracefully

When you've finished a Windows 2000 session, you should properly shut down or log off to ensure that your work is saved and that no damage is done to the operating system. Shall we reiterate? Shutting down properly is very important. You can lose your work or otherwise foul up Windows settings if you don't shut down before turning off your computer. If multiple people share the computer, you should at least log off when you're finished so that others can log on. Logging off protects your work and settings from prying eyes. When you shut down, Windows does some housekeeping, closes all open files, prompts you to save any unsaved work files, and alerts the network that you and your shared resources are no longer available for consultation. The doctor is out.

There are several ways to shut down the computer, all or only some of which might apply to your machine. Newer machines will have more shutdown features because they're likely to have advanced power management built into them via ACPI.


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