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How to create a One Click Restart Button in Windows 8

Description: This document will give you instructions on how to create a desktop icon for restarting Windows 8.

  1. Right click on the desktop and select New then select Shortcut.
    Windows 8 Desktop, New Shortcut
  2. Type in "shutdown /r /t 0" (without the quotes) in the box and click Next to continue.
    Windows Create Shortcut Configuration
  3. Name the shortcut Restart and click Finish.
    Windows Create Shortcut Configuration
  4. There will now be a Restart button on the desktop. Right-click on the button and select Properties. Then select Change Icon.
    Windows Shortcut Properties
  5. Select an icon from the list and click OK. After clicking OK the Properties window will still be showing. Click OK again on the Properties window.
    Windows Shortcut Properties
  6. The desktop will now have a Restart button with the icon selected in the previous step.
    Windows Restart Icon