How do I restart (reboot) my PC?
Windows 8 and Windows RT use power efficiently, so you won't need to shut down your PC unless you're going on vacation or will be away from your PC for a while. However, you’ll occasionally have to restart your PC after you’ve installed a new app or to finish installing updates. Here's how to do it.
To restart your PC
Save your work and close any desktop apps you have open.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)
Tap or click Power, and then tap or click Restart.
You can also press Ctrl
, tap or click the Power
, and then tap or click Restart.