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Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 Restart steps


This document provides steps to restart Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8

Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • All systems

Applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8


Restarting Microsoft Windows 7:

  1. For Microsoft Windows 7 users, begin by selecting the Start button   or by pressing the ALT key and the F4 key together.

  2. If you choose the option ALT F4, you will receive the following pop-up.  Click on the drop-down arrow and select “Restart” and press “OK”.

For Microsoft Windows 8 Updates:

Below are two options to restart Microsoft Windows 8. 


Move the mouse to the lower right corner of the screen.  A black bar should display from the side of the screen.  Select “Settings” and a second larger bar will appear.  Then, select Restart and Power. 



Press ALT F4.  The following pop-up will be displayed.  Click on the drop-down arrow and select “Restart” and press “OK”.

  • Alias ID: SF14-D0034
  • Document ID: HT081649
  • Last Updated :10 Feb 2015
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