This technical brief describes how to Restart your computer using the new Windows Vista™ menu layout. As a note, users who want to reboot their computer may actually prefer this method rather than first shutting down and then having to manually press the power button on their system.
To Properly Restart Your Windows Vista Computer System
Restarting the computer is a process that automatically shuts the computer completely down and then automatically restarts it without additional user intervention after the command is executed.
Note: To avoid losing data, one should restart their computer according to the below instructions. Restarting your computer by physically pressing the restart button switch can result in data loss.
- Save and close any open files and exit any running applications.
- Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
- Then click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the Start menu as shown below.
Click On The Right Arrow To Access The Restart Option.
- Then click on Restart.
- Windows Vista will completely shutdown your computer and then restart it automatically.