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How to Restart or Shut Down Windows 10 PC

You can restart or shut down your Windows 10 PC in many ways.

Here, we will see some of them. Let's get started.

Restart or Shut Down Windows 10 PC

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    Open Start Menu. Click on "Power" icon which is under "Gear" icon.
Power icon showing options
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    Now, click on "Shut down" option if you want to shut down PC.
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    Click on "Restart" option if you want to restart PC.
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    Press Alt + F4 (make sure you are on the Desktop) and you can see "Shut Down Windows" popup now.
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    In that popup, the "Shut down" option is selected by default.
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    Click on "OK" button if you want to shut down your computer.
Shut down option is selected
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    If you want to restart your computer, open the drop-down list in the popup and then choose "Restart" option. After that, click on "OK" button. 
Restart option is selected
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    Press Windows key + X (or right-click on Start button) to open Power User Menu.
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    Now, you can see "Shut down or sign out." Hover your mouse over it, and you can see options.
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    Select "Shut down" if you prefer to shut down your PC or "Restart" if you prefer to restart your PC.

Note:

You can do this method via keyboard shortcuts and here are they:

For shut down, press Windows key + X + U + U

For restart, press Windows key + X + U + R

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    Press Alt + Ctrl + Delete, and then you can see "Windows Security" screen.
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    There you can see "Power" icon at the bottom right of the screen. Click on it.
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    Choose "Shut down" or "Restart" as per your choice.

To Shut Down:

You can set your Windows 10 PC to shut down by pressing the physical "Power" button on your device. You can find the steps in this guide.

To Shut Down:

This method is only for laptops.

You can set your laptop to shut down by closing its lid. I have explained this in this guide.

Launch Command Prompt.

To Shut Down:

Type "shutdown /s" (without double quotes) and then press "Enter."

Command to shut down Windows 10 PC

You can see a popup which states that the action is initiated, and your computer will get shut down in next few seconds.

To Restart:

Type "shutdown /r" (without double quotes) and then press "Enter" key.

Command to restart Windows 10 PC

You can see a popup which notifies that the action is initiated, and your PC will get rebooted in the next few seconds.

You can use the same commands in all the following places:

Press Windows key + L, and you can see "Lock Screen." Click on it.

Now, you can see "Sign in" screen where you can see "Power" icon at the bottom. Click on it.

Shut down - for shut down.

Restart - for the restart.

Note: When you click on "Power" icon, you can see a menu and that menu is called "Power menu."

You can see the Power menu in Start Menu, "Windows Security" screen, and "Sign in" screen.

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