Restart Windows 10 using the WinX menu
You can also access the power user menu, also known as the WinX menu, by pressing the Windows + X keys on your keyboard, or by right-clicking (long pressing) on the Windows button from the bottom-left corner of your desktop. On the WinX menu, press “Shut down or sign out” to access Shut down or Restart.
Restart Computer On Windows 7
You can perform a basic reboot on Windows 7 by opening the Start menu → Clicking the arrow next to Shut Down → Clicking Restart. If you need to do further troubleshooting, hold F8 while rebooting to access the advanced startup options.
Windows XP and prior
In Windows XP and earlier, Ctrl+Alt+Del brings up the Windows Security screen. To restart:
- Click the Shut Down… button.
- In the new window that appears, click the down arrow and select Restart from the drop-down menu.
- Click OK.