Rebooting a computer is often necessary wheninstallation of drivers and software, and in addition, it is a good way to solve minor problems - sometimes it is enough to free memory from unnecessary processes to get rid of accidental problems. In this article, we'll show you how to safely restart your Windows computer. In addition, you may be interested in articles How to restart the laptop and Why the computer itself reboots.

How to most easily restart your computer

The easiest way to reboot your computer is toWindows XP / Vista / 7 - use the "Start" menu. In Windows XP, click the "Shutdown" button and select "Restart" in the window that appears, and in Windows Vista / 7 - click the arrow next to "Shutdown" and select the "Restart" option.

In Windows 8 everything is a bit more complicated. Drag the cursor along the right side of the screen or press [Win] + [C] and select "Options". In the appeared sidebar, click the "Shutdown" button and select the "Restart" option.

If you have Windows 8.1, you can simply open the initial screen, click the shutdown button next to your user name and select the "Restart" option. And you can right-click the Windows icon in the lower left corner or click [Win] + [X] and select the option "Shutting Down or Logging Out> Restart".

Reboot from the keyboard

There is also the possibility to restartcomputer from the keyboard if the mouse does not work. If you have Windows XP, press the [Win] key to open the "Start" menu and press the down arrow key until the shutdown / shutdown button is highlighted. Then press [Enter], select the "Restart" option with the horizontal arrow keys and press [Enter].

In Windows Vista / 7, open the Start menu with the button[Win], switch to its right side with the [Tab] key, then use the down arrow to highlight the off button, and use the right arrow to mark the arrow icon. A menu will open, where you can select the "Restart" option with the arrows and press [Enter].

In Windows 8/8.1 Press [Win] + [C], use the down arrow to select "Settings" and press [Enter]. Then use the down and right arrows to select the "Disable" button and then press [Enter] again. Select the "Restart" option and press [Enter] again.

By the way, if the mouse works for you, but the standardthe reset option is unavailable for some reason, you can use the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] keys and click the shutdown button on the screen that appears, and then select the "Restart" option.

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