How To Log Off Using Windows 10
- Click on the ‘Start’ button in the bottom left of your screen.
- Click the ‘Account’ button (which might be your own logo or picture. or just a grey circle with a circle and half circle inside it).
- Click ‘Sign Out’.
- You’ll now log off and be back on the Windows 10 login screen. Note that this isn’t rebooting your computer.
Applies To: Windows 10
It can be a bit hard to find the ‘Sign out’ option in Windows 10 if you don’t know where to look.
The regular ‘Start’ > ‘Power’ option by default doesn’t present a ‘Sign out’ or ‘Log off’ option which people may be used to from older versions of Windows:
There’s also another trick; you can right click on the Start button (or press Win key + X) to bring up the Quick Access menu, which includes a ‘Shut down or sign out’ option, and within that, you can Sign out, Sleep, Shut down or Restart:
You can even open the Run window by using Win key + R, and type the command ‘Shutdown /r /t 0’ to Shut down the computer and restart (/r), and do it now (/t 0 is time, zero seconds):