Restart the Operating System - Windows®

Note If your Windows operating system is unknown, refer to Determining Software Version - Windows.

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows Vista/7
Windows 2000/XP

 

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start icon (located in the lower-left corner).
    Start Button
  2. Hover over "Shut down or sign out" then click Restart when the menu opens up.
    Settings charm, Power

 

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Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen then select Settings.
    Note When using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner then move the mouse pointer down to select Settings.
    Note Alternatively: Press the Windows logo key ( Windows logo key icon + I).
    Charm menu, Settings
  2. Select Power.
    Settings charm, Power
  3. Select Restart.
    Power options menu, Restart

 

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Windows Vista/7

  1. From the Windows desktop, click Start.
    Vista start menu
  2. Click Vista shutdown button.
    Vista shutdown button highlighted
  3. Click Restart.
    Vista shutdown menu restart highlighted

 

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Windows 2000/XP

  1. From the Windows desktop, click Start > Turn Off Computer.
  2. Click Restart.

 

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