How To Sleep, Restart, Sign In, And Shutdown Your Computer

How To Sleep, Restart, Sign In, And Shutdown Your Computer


Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome back
to another episode in this windows 10 course. In this video im going to teach you how to
sleep, shutdown, restart and sign into your computer. So first let’s talk about how to lock your
computer, you can lock your computer by clicking on the start button at the bottom left-hand
corner to open the start menu. You should see five icons over here on the
left-hand side, the button that we want to click on is the one that’s on top. It should have a picture or a user icon image,
when you press on that button. You should be able to see the lock icon over
here, when you press on that button you should be transferred to the lock screen. This screen should have the time, date and
other useful information. If you need to go somewhere for a couple of
minutes like to use the restroom this is a great option to use so no one can access your
computer when you are away. So to get back to the desktop screen, all
you have to do is click on any part of the lock screen. Then the sign in screen should pop up. Then you can type in your username first and
then your password. Then you should be back to your desktop screen,
ready to use your computer. You can also use the keyboard shortcut to
lock your computer. This shortcut is the windows key and the L
key. When you press and hold on the windows key
and tap the L key, your computer will lock and return to the same lock screen from before. When you click anywhere on this lock screen,
you should see the sign in screen. You should see this screen everytime you shutdown,
restart, sleep, or lock your computer. Once you enter in your username and password
you should be able to log into your computer and begin using the desktop. There are multiple ways to sign into your
account. You can use a username and password, you can
use a pin, you can use the windows hello features that some desktops and laptops have access
to and many other options. If you have more than one user account you
can switch between the accounts you sign into, you should see all the accounts you have over
here at the bottom left-hand corner. If you have one user account then you should
not see anything over here since you don’t have multiple user accounts. When you sign into your account, the next
time you try to login the username should be the same. So all you have to do is enter in your password
or pin. If you only have one account then when you
login you should see only your username and a prompt asking you for your password or pin. When you type in your password or pin over
here. You will have access to your own user account. If you don’t know your password you can
also click on this button called sign in options. When you press on that option you have the
choice to switch between a pin or a password. So if you don’t know your pin you can switch
the prompt to a password and vice versa. So im going to type in my password here, just
to let you know the username and password used to sign in to your computer is the same
username and password you created when you went through your first time setup with cortana
on your windows 10 computer. So when i sign into my computer i am back
on the desktop ready to begin working, next let’s talk about sleep mode which is the
most common choice when you need to leave your computer for a couple of minutes. Sleep will put your computer in a low power
mode so when you start using your computer again, you can pick up where you left off
with all your apps just how you left it. Sleep also is faster to startup verus shutting
down your computer, snice when you shutdown you have to go through the sometimes long
startup process. Just like locking your computer, you should
use this sleep option if your leaving your computer for a couple of minutes. So no one can access your computer while your
away without the username and password. So to find the sleep option, you can press
on the start button at the bottom left-hand corner to open the start menu. Then on the left-hand side you should see
five icons the icon we want to click on is the first icon that looks like a power button. When you press on that icon you can see the
sleep option over here. When you press on that the computer will start
the process of going into sleep mode which should be a blank screen at the end of the
process. If your using a laptop, the battery will still
be drained in sleep mode but nothing to worry about. In order to wake up your computer from sleep
mode you have a couple of options. If your keyboard has a sleep key, you can
press on that key to wake up your computer, you can also move the mouse or press on any
key on your keyboard to awake from sleep mode. Then when your computer is awake you can press
on any part of the lock screen, then sign in with your username and password. Then you should be back where you left off
when using your computer. When using sleep mode you do not need to close
the apps you had open before you pressed on the sleep mode icon. When you awake your computer from sleep mode
the apps should be in the same place as you left them. On a laptop you can also use sleep mode, depending
on your settings you don’t need to press on the sleep mode button to put your laptop
to sleep. You can just close the lid, but you have to
change the settings of your power plan for this function to work. In order to do this click anywhere in the
type here to search section, then the search section should appear. Then type in control panel, you should see
the control panel option below the best match text. When you press on that option, a window should
pop up with a lot of settings you can change on your laptop. You should see the power options icon over
here, when you press on that option. You will be transferred to the power options
section of control panel, on the left hand side you should see choose what closing the
lid does. When you press on that, you will be transferred
to a section of power options where you can choose what happens when you press on the
power button or when you close the lid. If you want your laptop to go to sleep when
you close the lid with the charger not connected to the laptop you would click on this drop
down menu next to the when i close this lid section and choose sleep from this menu. If you want your laptop to go to sleep when
you close the lid with the charger connected to the laptop. You would click on this drop down menu and
choose the sleep option for this menu. Now when you close the lid your laptop should
go to sleep. Then when your ready to use the laptop again,
you would open the lid, click anywhere on the lock screen, then the sign in section
will appear then you can type in your username or password over here and you should be on
the desktop screen again ready to use your laptop. So let’s switch topics and talk about the
choices you have when your done using your computer. We can find these options by clicking on the
start button and the start menu should appear. Then on the left-side of the start menu we
see the five icons again and we want the icon that looks like a power button. When we press on that icon we see choices
for turning off our computer again. We have already talked about sleep so we are
going to skip that choice. The shutdown choice turn’s off the computer’s
power by closing all the apps on your computer then finally the operating system. So when you press on this button all the apps
you have opened will close and the operating system will be the last to shutdown. The restart option allows you to shutdown
a computer and turn on the computer all in one click. Make sure you save any apps you have open
before you press on this option otherwise your files will not be saved. Just to wined up here most people when they
are finished using the computer use the sleep option instead of the shutdown option. The reason why shutdown is not common is because
awaking a computer from sleep is faster than awaking a computer when it has been shutdown. So use the sleep option whenever you can. That’s it for now. Thank you so much for watching and i will
talk to you in the next video.

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