How to Restart Your Computer Using Command Prompt!!

Introduction: How to Restart Your Computer Using Command Prompt!!

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This instructable will show you how to restart your computer using command prompt

Step 1: Open Command Prompt

1. Open the Start Menu

2. Type Command Prompt in the Search Bar

3. Right Click on Command Prompt

  • It should be listed under Programs

4. Select Run as administrator

  • If you get a pop up click Yes

Step 2: Type Command

1. Type shutdown -r

2. Press Enter

  • You may get a pop up "You are about to be logged off" it says Windows will shutdown in less than a minute
  • This should restart your computer

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    5 Comments

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    KatieC170
    KatieC170

    1 year ago

    Same, this command prompt no longer works in Windows 10

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    NotePro
    NotePro

    Reply 3 months ago

    read what I said bellow.

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    GAIL SEAY
    GAIL SEAY

    Question 1 year ago

    I followed your instructions for restarting computer using command prompt and it said not recognized as internal or external command

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    NotePro
    NotePro

    Answer 3 months ago

    Weird.

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    NotePro
    NotePro

    Reply 3 months ago

    oops, never mind. If you want to shutdown your computer, do shutdown.exe -s -t 30 -c "Message"
    or just do shutdown.exe /? for info on the command.