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Shut down a virtual machine manually

Updated: June 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7

If a virtual machine is not configured to automatically shut down, you can shut it down manually by following these steps.

To shut down a virtual machine

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To shut down from an open virtual machine, from the toolbar of the virtual machine window, click Ctrl+Alt+Del. Or, you can press the CTRL+ALT+END key sequence.

    • To shut down from a running virtual application, make sure the focus is on the application (click or restore it if necessary), and then press the CTRL+ALT+END key sequence.

  2. In the window that appears, click Shut down.

  3. The operating system will go through the shutdown sequence, and the resources will be released from the virtual machine.

To configure a virtual machine so that it automatically shuts down when you close it, see Close a virtual machine.

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