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Easily Reboot Your Windows

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Reboot Windows like a Pro Using These Tips

Everybody know the way of rebooting their computer system by using the Start menu, but that is not the only way. There are several methods that can be used to reboot, with some of these offering more control and convenience.

For example, you can set a specific amount of time until your computer reboots and you may also set it so it will do this every day at a specific point. You might not have ever thought about these tips, but after trying them you might end up using them often.

Use a Shortcut

Eliminate some of the clicks needed to restart your system from the Start menu, by creating a shortcut for restarting. First, one your desktop, right click then select New>Shortcut. When asked for what location you want for your shortcut enter the following text: shutdown.exe –r –t oo –f

This command tells your system to (-r) restart, and do it instantly, with no (t 00) time delay, and also forces applications to close without having to ask the user.

Now click Next, name your shortcut and select Finish. Your icon for restart is now ready for use. You can change the icon look by right clicking on the icon and selecting Properties, on the shortcut tab select Change Icon. Now choose what icon you prefer. If you prefer not to have the icon on your desktop, drag and drop it to your Quick Launch Bar or Taskbar.

Task Scheduler

Set your computer for restarting at times that are specific. First, search for task scheduler and choose result that is relevant. Now click on Create Task… now a new window will open up.

Next, you need to give the task a Name and check the box Run with highest privileges. Change now to the tab called Triggers and select New… Now choose how often to restart your system, and if you want the task to expire use advanced settings. Select OK.

Under the tab Actions click New.. Enter shutdown.exe for Program/script and click OK.

Under Conditions tab specify if the task should begin dependent on power, idle, and network state of your computer.

Finally, click OK. Now your computer with reboot according to what you specified automatically.

Straight to BIOS

With Windows 8, you no longer had to reboot to get to BIOS. This is due to many systems using SSDs that have amazing boot speeds.

Open your Charms Bar and select Settings>Power. While clicking Restart and Shift at the same time to make your system reboot directing to BIOS. This simplifies getting to BIOS and having the frustration of pressing F2 quickly enough.

Now you can reboot like a pro and make sure to show it off to everyone that wants to learn a bit more about the computers that they use every day.

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