How to Reboot or Restart a Windows 11 PC?

Windows 11 OS is not only for personal but also for professional use. It is not a server to provide services to your clients; you need to keep it always turned on. Restarting your PC is sometimes required to apply critical updates, including security patches, so you should shut down or continue every week.

This risewindows article shows a few ways to restart or reboot your PC on Windows 11.

How to Reboot or Restart a Windows 11 PC using Power Button on the Start menu?

To reboot or restart your PC, perform the following:-

Step 1. First, click the Start button on the Taskbar.

Step 2. When the Start menu opens, click the Power button on the lower right corner to see the Sleep, Shutdown, and Restart options. Then, select the Restart option to reboot your computer.

Now, your PC will turn off and start without pressing extra buttons.

How to Reboot or Restart a Windows 11 PC using Right-Click Context Menu of the Start button?

Step 1. First, right-click on the Start button on the Windows 11 Taskbar. Alternatively, press Windows + X keys from the keyboard to open the Power User menu.

Step 2. Then, select the Shut down or sign out option.

Step 3. Here, you will see four options: Sign out, Sleep, Shut down, and Restart.

Step 4. Select the Restart option to reboot your computer.

How to Reboot or Restart a Windows 11 PC using Alt + F4 shortcut?

Alt + F4 is a handy shortcut for those who prefer to use keyboard shortcut keys than a mouse. To reboot or restart your Windows11 machine, do the following:-

Step 1. First, close or minimize all windows that are visible on the desktop.

Step 2. Now, click once desktop and then press Alt + F4 on your keyboard.

Step 3. Then, when the “Shut Down Windows” appears, use the drop-down menu to select the Restart option.

Step 4. Click OK to reboot your computer or laptop.

How to Reboot or Restart a Windows 11 PC through Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell?

Step 1. First, open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell.

Step 2. Now, on the prompt, type shutdown -r and then hit Enter from the keyboard to reboot your computer.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck & keep learning, guys.

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