Is your laptop not working properly and needs a restart? If yes, then read out this article to know how to restart a laptop.

How to restart a laptop?

There are some methods listed below through which you can Restart a Laptop.

Method 1 -: To Restart, a Laptop or Desktop of Windows  8,10 or 11 follow these steps:-

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Step1:- Click on the Start menu or you can also click the window button to open the start menu.

Step2:- Select the power icon at the bottom in (Windows 11/10) or top in (Windows 8) of the laptop screen.

Step3:- Select or click on the Restart option.

You can directly press the power button to shut down the laptop and restart it again.

Method 2 -: With the use of the "power user menu"

This second method is a little faster and doesn't require the full Start menu to Restart the laptop. Follow these simple steps -:

Step1:- Open the Power User Menu by pressing the Win (Windows) key and the X button.

Step2:- Go to the option of Shut down or sign out.

Step3:-  Select or click on the Restart option.

This method especially worked in Windows 10 and windows 11 laptops or desktops. This method doesn't work on Windows 8 laptops.

Method 3 -: To Restart a Windows 7, Vista, or XP laptop and desktop.

The quickest way to Restart Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP laptops is through the Start menu:

Step1:- Open the Start menu from the taskbar or you can also click on the window button to open the start menu.

Step2:- On Windows 7 and Vista laptop desktops, select the small arrow next right to the Shutdown button.

Step3:- Select or choose the option Restart and click on it.

Step4:- In Windows XP laptops and desktops, select Shut Down or Turn Off Computer and choose the option Restart and click on it.

Also Read: How To Reboot A Lenovo Laptop?

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Method 4- To Restart or Reboot a Laptop With the use of a keyboard follows these simple steps -:

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Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys on the keyboard to open the shutdown dialogue box in all versions of Windows. This approach is an optional method that works just as well as using the Start menu or the Start screen of the laptop.


The screens look different depending on which version of Windows laptops you're using, but each of them gives the option to restart the computer or laptop.

• In Windows 11, 10, and 8 laptops: After pressing these keys simultaneously Ctrl+Alt+Del on the keyboard Choose the power icon on the bottom right of the screen to find the Restart option.

•Windows 7 and Vista laptops: After pressing these keys simultaneously Ctrl+Alt+Del on the keyboard Select the arrow next to the red power button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, then select Restart.

•Windows XP laptops: After pressing those simultaneously Ctrl+Alt+Del on the keyboard Select Shut Down from the menu, and then Restart.

Method 5 -: To Restart or Reboot Windows From a Command Prompt

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You can also Restart or Reboot the Windows laptops through Command Prompt. To use a command prompt follow these simple steps-:

Step1:- Open your laptop or PC.

Step2:- Refresh it.

Step3:- Press the window button or click on the start button.

Step4:- Search for the command prompt in the search bar.

Step5:- Left click on it and select the option run as administrator so that you can access it faster.

Step6:- You can also press the window + R  button on the keyboard of the laptop or PC and then type cmd to directly access or open this command prompt page.

Step7:- Once you are done with the above process all you need to type  this command on the command prompt page:- shutdown /r

Step8:- Wait for a while and your laptop will restart.

Also Read: Lenovo Service Center Jaipur

Also Read: Apple Service Center Dehradun Toll-Free Number: 800-100-9009


This blog concludes with the procedure to Restart the laptop.