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Restart or Shut Down Windows 10

How to Restart or Shut down Windows 10

Restart or Shut Down Windows 

You can restart Windows, which means that it shuts down and starts up again immediately. This is useful if your computer is running slowly or acting funny. Sometimes a restart solves the problem. 

Alternatively, when you complete your work, you could shut down Windows. However, do not just shut off your computer’s power because doing so can cause problems: If you have documents with unsaved changes, you may lose those changes; you also could damage one or more Windows system files, which could make your system unstable. Therefore, you should always follow the proper steps when shutting down your PC. 

Restart or Shut Down Windows 

1. Shut down all your running programs. 

Note: Be sure to save your work as you close your programs. 
Click Start ().

The Start menu appears. 
Click Power
Click a command: 
Click Restart to shut down and then start your computer. 
Click Shut Down to turn off your computer.

For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:restart windows 10, shutdown windows 10, windows 10, win10   Doc ID:64202
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-06-17 13:02 CDTUpdated:2017-07-27 12:35 CDT
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