Restart Windows from the command line

Restart Windows from the command line

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Windows 7 ShutdownSometimes you may want to restart windows without clicking the Start menu. In some cases, such as in a remote desktop session, the option to restart Windows is missing completely from the Start menu.

You can restart Windows XP/ Windows Server 2003 or newer, using the Windows command line or a shortcut.

-r: is the argument to request a restart, rather than a complete shutdown.
-t n: is used to specify a delay, before the restart command will take effect. The default is 60 seconds. ‘n’ represents the time in seconds.

To name a few just a few, you can run this command from the Run dialogue, from a CMD, or from a shorcut.


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