Turn off your computer using Windows Media Center

You can perform some computer-oriented tasks from within Media Center, such as turning off your computer or making it sleep. This can be useful if you use a Media Center remote control, and you want to perform these tasks without a mouse and keyboard.

To turn off your computer or perform other computer-oriented tasks using a Media Center remote control:

  1. Using a Media Center remote, press the green Start button Picture of the green Start button on the remote control to open Media Center.
  2. On the Windows Media Center start screen, scroll to Tasks, select Shut down, and then do one of the following:

    • To close Media Center, select the ClosePicture of the Close button button.
    • To log off of your computer, select the Log OffPicture of the Log Off button button.
    • To turn off your computer, select the Shut DownPicture of the Shut Down button button.
    • To restart your computer, select the RestartPicture of the Restart button button.
    • To make your computer sleep, select the SleepPicture of the Sleep button button.
    • To cancel and not perform any of these tasks, select the BackPicture of the Back button button.

For more information about turning off your computer, see Turn off a computer: frequently asked questions.