I have gotten a few questions on how to turn off your computer in Windows 8. While the old XP/Vista/Windows 7 functionality has been removed, it’s now in a different place, and yes, its now “Metro” of course.
So to turn off your computer
a) Click the “Start” button
c) Select “Power” like shown below:
d) A little popup will appear, select if you wish to Restart, Shutdown or Sleep your computer
And there you go. Hopefully Microsoft will make it more friendly where the shut down button is. Can someone say “cue the support calls.”