Windows 8 RTM: What's New In Microsoft's New OS


Pressing Start To Stop

The controls to restart and shutdown a system are now found in the lower portion of the Charms bar (shown), which remains consistent regardless of which app is active. These quick settings include wireless network, sound, screen resolution, notifications on-screen keyboard and system power. For the first time in Windows history, it's no longer necessary to go to the "Start" menu to stop a system.