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Sometimes, all that is required to fix issues with Windows 11 or the apps that it runs on is a simple restart of your computer. You’ll still need to troubleshoot your system, but there will be many situations where you have to restart the computer, such as after installing Windows 11.
There are many ways you can reboot your Windows 11 computer. Even though you won’t use them all, it is always better to be prepared for any eventuality.
Windows 11’s easiest way to start a new computer is via the Start menu. Just select the desired option Power Click the icon in the upper right corner to choose Restart.
You’ll notice an extra icon when you restart your computer following an update from Microsoft Update and restart an estimate of the time it will take to complete. If you wish to finish the update, select it.
You can also use the Power User menu to quickly restart your computer. Right-click on the Start button Press the Taskbar or press Windows + X(Point to) Shut down or sign out, Restart.
A keyboard shortcut can be used to restart your computer. Simply visit your desktop, and then press Alt + F4(or Fn + + Alt + F4 If your keyboard is equipped with a Function Key, use that key to access the menu. Choose the button to open the dialog “Shut Down Windows” Restart Choose power from the drop-down list and choose OK.
You can also restart your computer using the Ctrl Alt Del screen, also known as. Windows Security Screen) is in Windows 11. The Windows Security screen) in Windows 11 Ctrl + Alt + Delete, Power Select the icon in the lower right corner of your screen Restart.
You can access the Ctrl Alt Del screen even if your computer freezes. This makes it an excellent way to start a new PC. You can even get immediate assistance Access to the Task Administrator, End any stuck processes You should first try a system reset.
To reboot your computer, you don’t need to log into your account. You can restart Windows 11 by selecting the following option if you are at the Login screen or Lock screen Power Click the icon in the lower left corner to choose Restart.
You can reboot your Windows 11 computer via Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell if you are a terminal geek.
Open Command Prompt and search for cmd.execlick on the Start Menu) or Windows PowerShell select Windows TerminalClick on the Power User Menu. Then, type shutdown /r and press Enter. . The computer will then reboot within 60 seconds.
You can run this command again to cause your computer’s restart instantly:
shutdown /r /t 0
To determine the amount of time the operating system takes in seconds to start up again, you can modify the value above, 3600 You can delay the restart of your computer by an hour.
You can also execute these commands using Run. Use the “Run” button Windows Key + R to open a Run box, type shutdown /r Windows 11 will automatically restart after 60 seconds shutdown /r /t time_in_seconds Press (if you need to make an immediate reboot or a delayed one) Enter.
A hard reboot may be necessary if your computer freezes completely and you have tried all the other methods. This could cause file corruption or data loss. We don’t recommend this unless absolutely necessary.
Simply press and hold to perform a hard restart Power You can then press the “OK” button, but some laptops might require you to hold down an extra button. After that, press and hold the Power To turn your computer on again, press the button once more.
The CPU casing on desktop computers may be equipped with a dedicated Restart Use this butto.
You can schedule a restart Use the Task Scheduler in Windows. . It is possible to make it a one-off task or recurring job. You can do this:
Your system will reboot in 60 seconds after the task starts. Add the -t time-in-seconds Change to step 8 If you wish to change the delay duration.
You always have the choice of making a desktop shortcut if you need to quickly restart Windows. You can do this:
We should mention before we end, the difference between manual powering down and automatically turning your PC off then It is possible to turn it off or tell the system how to restart itself. Both actions seem to do the same thing but a feature called Fast Startup.
Select the right option Shutdown Fast Startup (as an option in several of these methods) caches various types of system data. This allows the computer to get up and running faster after a cold boot. But, this can create problems when troubleshooting ongoing issues with the operating system.
If you choose to pick Fast Startup, it will not activate Restart, It is also easier to use if you are trying to resolve issues. If you do not plan to turn on your computer anytime soon, it is the easiest.
However, Fast Startup can be disabled if desired. The Windows Control Panel is opened, Hardware and Sound > Power > Choose what the power buttons do, Turn on fast startup (recommended).