Create the Restart Shortcut in Windows 8

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    The first thing that we need to do is right-click an empty space on the desktop
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    Then, we hover over "New"
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    Then, we click "Shortcut"
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    Now, we need to type in "shutdown.exe -r -t 0"
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    "r" stands for restart. "t" stands for time in seconds. If we type "10", it will take 10 seconds to start the execution of the shutdown command. We want it to be immediate, so we type "0".
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    Then, we click "Next"
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    Let's name it "Restart"
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    Then, click "Finish"
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    Once we've clicked "Finish", a shortcut will be created on the desktop
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    If we double-click the shortcut, then the computer will restart.
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    We can even change the icon for the shortcut
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    To change the icon, we need to right-click it.
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    Then, we click "Properties"
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    Now, we need to click "Change icon..." in "Shortcut"
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    Then, we confirm the selection by clicking "OK"
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    Then, we can choose from existing icons, or if you have a custom one, you can choose that
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    Once we've chosen an icon, we click "OK" to keep it
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    We can even pin the shortcut to the start menu
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    To do this, we need to right-click the icon.
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    We click "Pin to Start"
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    Now, we go to the start menu by clicking the lower-left corner of the screen
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    We'll see that there is the restart icon.
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Recent edits by: VisiHow, Lukward Thomason

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