How to Restart Windows 10 – Geek Instructions

Windows 10 logo.

Restart your Windows 10 computer It’s as simple as clicking on a few options or running a command from the command line. We’ll show you the options available to turn your computer off and on again.

No matter which restart method you use, your computer will shut down and then restart in the same way. Be sure to save your unsaved work when you do so as you risk losing your job.

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Use the Start menu

The easiest way to restart your Windows computer is to use the option in the Start menu. This is the same menu that allows you put your computer to sleep as well as shut down your computer.

To use this method, first open the menu “Start”. Do this by clicking on the Start menu icon (Windows 10 logo) in the lower left corner or by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.

In the Start menu, select the icon in the lower left corner “Power supply” (circle with a line through the top).

In the menu “Power supply” select “Restart”.

Your computer will automatically shut down and then turn on again and everything is ready.

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Right-click the Start menu

Another way to restart your computer using the Start menu is to right click in this menu and select an option.

To use this method, first right-click the Start menu icon (four squares at an angle) in the lower-left corner of the screen.

In the menu that opens, select Shut down or Logout> Restart.

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If you want to run commands, you can use a command within the command line to restart your computer.

To do this, first open the Start menu and search “Command Prompt”. Then select the app in the search results. (Actually there are several ways to run the command line in Windows 10.)

In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:

shutdown -r

Type a restart command and press Enter.

A query will appear on the screen. Select “Close”.


Your computer will restart in 60 seconds.

And so you can restart your computer in different ways. Very useful!

Are you using Windows 11? If so, it’s just as easy restart your Windows 11 computer. See our guide to find out how.

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