Unit 1. Basic knowledge and common uses of computers

Topic B: Start a computer system or program

Start and Shut Down a Computer System

Start a computer system

  1. Press the computer’s Power button.  
    If the monitor is not turned on, press the Power button on the monitor.
  2. When the computer has finished booting, it will show a dialogue box that will ask for a username and password.
  3. Enter your username and password, then click “→ ” (the submit button) or press the Enter key on keyboard.

Shut down a computer system (Windows 10)

Method 1

  1. Click the Start icon (at the bottom left corner). 
  2. Click the Power icon on the main menu.
  3. Click Shut down.

Method 2

  1. Right-click the Start icon. 
  2. Click or hover over Shut down or sign out.
  3. Click Shut down.

Log off (or sign out) a computer (Windows 10):

Method 1

  1. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del keys at the same time.
  2. Click Sign out.

Method 2

  1. Click the Start icon.
  2. Click the User profile icon. 
  3. Click Sign out.

Method 3

  1. Right-click the Start icon.
  2. Click or hover over Shut down or sign out.
  3. Click Sign out. (Or click Restart to reboot the computer.)

Start a Program

Start a program or application such as Word, PowerPoint, Paint, etc. (Windows 10)

Method 1

  1. Click the Start icon.
  2. Click the name of the program that you wish to start (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
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Method 2

  1. Type the program name in the Search box.
  2. Click the name of the program that you wish to start.

Method 3

  1. Double-click a program shortcut icon on the desktop. (If the program icon is on the desktop.)

Method 4

  1. Click an open program on the taskbar (the bottom edge of the screen).

Close a Program

Close (exit) a program (close an active open window)

Method 1

  1. Click the Close icon (x) in the upper-right corner of the window.
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Method 2

  1. Click the File, and then click Close.
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Method 3

On your keyboard, press Alt + F4 at the same time.

(Always save your document before closing.)

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