How to Put to Sleep or Shutdown Windows 10 Using Keyboard Shortcut [Quick Tip]

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Shutting down, restarting, and putting your system into the sleep mode is already easy in Windows 10. All you have to do that, click on the start menu and select the appropriate option from the Power menu.

But the one thing about the whole process is that you have to use your mouse to do all of that. If you are a keyboard person like me, then taking your hands off of your keyboard is not that enticing. Moreover, performing different activities using just the keyboard shortcuts is way faster and easier. In case you are wondering, here is how you can quickly put to sleep or shutdown your Windows 10 system using a simple keyboard shortcut.

Put to Sleep or Shutdown Windows 10 With Keyboard Shortcut

To shut down or put your system to sleep, you can use the Power User menu that was introduced back in Windows 8. In case you don't know, the Power User menu has a host of options that lets you access different parts of your Windows system.

Moreover, the Power User menu also eliminates the need to use the start menu search or mess around with the Control Panel. To access the Power User menu in Windows 10, 8, or 8.1, press the keyboard shortcut Win + X.

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As you can see from the above image, the Power User menu has its own shortcut keys that can be used to access different options in it. Now, use the below shortcuts to quickly put your system to sleep, shutdown, restart, or hibernate.

#1 Press Win + X, then press U and then press S to put your system to sleep.

#2 Press Win + X, then press U and then press U to put your system to shutdown.

#3 Press Win + X, then press U and then press R to put your system to restart.

#4 Press Win + X, then press U and then press H to put your system to hibernate.

#5 Press Win + X, then press U and then press I to put your system to sign out of the current session.

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Of course, if you want to, you can always use the good old, Alt + F4 or the Ctrl + Alt + Del to shut down or put your system to sleep.

Hopefully that helps and do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above methods to shut down or put your Windows 10 system to sleep.

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