Hello and Afternoon Morning Everyone,
I almost feel silly having to ask this upcoming question, but, I am really stuck on this technical issue. Basically, I can not figure out how to shut down an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8. At the sign on screen, I only see two icons in the lower right-hand corner, namely, a wireless icon and an ease of access icon. On the left- hand side, there is the date and time, but, nothing else. Should I see an icon somewhere to shut down or power off the Windows 8.0 operating system? Of course, I can merely press and hold down the power button until it shuts off too. However, I thought it would be safer with respect to potential data damage to any system files to simply shut down the laptop through Windows 8.0.
In closing, thank you in advance for any attention and suggestions given in reply to this concern. I look forward to receiving everyone's feedback.