Why Restarting Devices Regularly is Important

We see you working hard and know that sometimes you need a break.  Your devices are no different. They work hard to help you accomplish your daily duties even to take a break to check out Facebook or Instagram.  They need a rest every once in a while too.  Restarting your device can help with prolonging the memory of your device, fix small errors and install updates.  This simple step can add life to your devices that you rely on.

Restarting Windows

Windows 7:

  1. Select the Start button on the taskbar.
  2. Select the small arrow next to the right of the "Shut down" button.

Windows 10:

  1. Select the Start button on the taskbar.
  2. Select the Power button, and then choose Restart.

Restarting Mac OS X

Option 1: Keyboard Power Button

  1. Press the power button on your keyboard or control + eject
  2. When a dialog box appears, select restart.
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Option 2: Keyboard Shortcut

  1. On your keyboard, press Control + Command + Eject/Power
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Option 3: System Settings

  1. Select the Apple icon (upper left corner)
  2. Choose Restart...

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