How to log off in Windows 8

If you are not familiar with the Windows 8 Metro Desktop yet, here’s how you log off in Windows 8 to switch to another Windows 8 account, e.g. the hidden admin account:

How to log off in Windows 8

1. Step First open up the Metro Desktop by clicking on the Start button

2. Step You should now have the Metro screen. Click on your username at the top right:

click username to log off Windows 8

3. Step That will open up a sub-menu where you can click on the Log off link

4. Step You should now be logged off and see this:

Windows 8 Logged Off

If you still can’t log off or you get an error when you try to log off, let us know and we’ll try to help!

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