Different Ways to Reboot Windows 10 Computer

Rebooting a Windows 10 computer is a common and simple operation that can help you fix some software issues or apply the changes you have made to your computer. However, do you know how to reboot Windows 10 properly? In this blog post, I will show you four different ways to restart your Windows 10 computer in a professional and safe manner.

Many might find these instructions too simple or too well known to even list, but some users are just learning how to use Windows 10 and might find these instructions useful.

Method 1: Reboot in a Normal Way

This is the conventional and most widely used method. You can follow these steps to reboot your Windows 10 computer in a normal way:

  1. Open Start on Windows 10.
  2. Press the Power button and select Restart from the popup menu.
  3. Wait for your computer to restart.

Alternatively, you can also use the Power User Menu to perform a normal restart of Windows 10. Here are the steps:

  1. Right-click on the Start button or press the Windows key and the X key at the same time to open the Power User Menu.
  2. Go to Shut down or sign out.
  3. Select Restart from the popup sub-menu of Shut down or sign out.
  4. Wait for your computer to restart.

Method 2: Reboot using Ctrl+Alt+Del

You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your Windows 10 computer. This method works on all Windows 10 computers. Here is how to do it:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time on your keyboard to open the shutdown dialog box.
  2. Click on the Power button that is on the lower-right side of your computer screen.
  3. Select Restart from the pop-out menu.
  4. Wait for your computer to restart.

Method 3: Restart from Command Prompt

The third method is to restart your Windows 10 computer from Command Prompt. This method requires you to use the shutdown command to reboot Windows 10. You can follow these steps to do it:

  1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator. You can do this by typing cmd in the Start menu, right-clicking on Command Prompt, and selecting Run as Administrator.
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type “shutdown /r” (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will initiate a restart of your computer.
  3. Wait for your computer to restart.

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Create Bootable USB Drive Using Windows 10

Creating  a bootable USB may allow you to boot your computer even if the internal hard drive has stopped working. It is also very useful to create a bootable USB drive so you can copy the Windows 10 ISO image onto the USB drive and install Windows 10 with ease. With a new major version of Windows 10 available, maybe now is a good time to review these steps. We have shown you how to create a Kali Linux boot USB using your Mac in a previous post.

If you don’t want to use any special software there is a way to create a bootable USB drive from you Windows 10 Command Prompt, but it can be a bit tricky. Here’s how to do it step-by-step on your computer:

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Microsoft Replaces Command Prompt with PowerShell in Windows 10

The Command Prompt has been part of Windows for a very long time, but it is being replaced starting with Windows 10 build 14971. It looks like Microsoft is trying to make PowerShell the main command shell in their latest update to their premier operating system.

In this build, PowerShell will officially replace the traditional Command Prompt in most any way you used to run the utility. Even typing cmd in the run dialog will launch PowerShell.

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