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Getting Started with Windows 10

When Windows 10 starts up, you should a screen similar to this one:

Windows 10 Desktop

The main areas of the start screen are these:

Windows 10 Desktop areas

So you have a Start menu, a Search box, a Notification area on the right, and a task bar in the middle where your running programs appear.

Click the Start menu and you'll see something like this:

The Start menu in Windows 10

Notice the icons in the bottom left:

Start menu icons

The Power icon is where you shut down your computer. Click the Power icon to see some options:

Power options in Windows 10

You can shut down completely, restart your computer, or put it into power-saving mode, which is called Sleep.

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