How to Create Restart Shortcut in Windows 7

Windows shutdown and restart shortcuts on My Desktop

Everyone knows how to restart a computer. But in this article I will tell you about a faster way to restart your windows PC. That’s, creating a restart shortcut and restarting your PC using that desktop shortcut.

Let’s see how to create restart shortcut in Windows 7 and restart your computer using that shortcut.

How to Create Restart Shortcut in Windows 7?

Step 01: Right click on the desktop and select ‘New > Shortcut’ menu path.

Windows new shortcut menu

Step 02: Type the following command in the text box and click ‘Next‘ button.

SHUTDOWN -r -t 01

Windows restart shortcut command

Step 03: Now you can give a name to the shortcut (i.e. Restart PC). The name you typed here will display just below the icon. When finished, click ‘Finish‘ button.

Windows restart shortcut name

Step 04: Double click on the restart shortcut you have created; Your computer will restart instantly!

If you do not like the appearance of your shortcut and want to change it, I suggest you to read [How to] Change Shortcut Icon on Windows article.

Note: I am presenting this model using my Windows 7 computer. This restart shortcut work fine with Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows. However, I can not say exactly whether I’m working with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. But, you can try it without any problem.

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About Indika Prasanna

A proudly Sri Lankan by birth; A teacher by profession; A simple web designer and graphic designer with little bit passion. An Ubuntu and FOSS addict too! Write everything I know about IT in my website at http://www.itbro.info

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