Pin a 'Restart' button to the Start Screen in Windows 8
Restarting a Windows 8 based PC is a bit different from previous versions of Windows. If you find the procedure to be tricky, you can pin a Restart button to the Start screen in Windows 8. Let me show you how!
Step 1: If you are on the ‘Start’ screen then go to the desktop.
Step 2: Right click on the desktop.
Step 3: Point to ‘New’ and then select ‘Shortcut’ from the menu.
Step 4: Type ‘Shutdown.exe (space) –r’ in the location bar and then click ‘Next’.
Step 5: Type a name for the shortcut and then click ‘Finish’.
Step 6: Restart shortcut will be displayed on the desktop. Right click on it and then select ‘Cut’ from the menu.
Step 7: Open ‘Explorer’ window, type ‘%appdata%’ on the location bar and press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
Step 8: Navigate to: ‘Microsoft, Windows, Start Menu, Programs’ and then paste the shortcut there.
Step 9: Close the explorer window.
Step 10: Now the ‘Restart’ button is pinned on the ‘Start’ Screen.
Step 11: Click on it to restart your computer.
For more assistance, you can go through our video solution given below: