How do I shut down or restart my Windows computer via command prompt?
Microsoft Windows offers several ways to shut down or restart your computer, one of which is via the command prompt.
To access the command prompt window from Windows 8 or 10:
- Go to the Start menu
- Type cmdin the Search field
- Press Enter
From an open command prompt window:
type shutdown, followed by the option you wish to execute.
To shut down your computer, type shutdown /s
To restart your computer, type shutdown /r
To log off your computer type shutdown /l
For a complete list of options type shutdown /?
After typing your chosen option, press Enter. The computer will execute your desired task
June 2, 2020