A hard restart with the power button
is possible on any machine. It's built into how Windows
itself works with the actual power switching.
So does this mean that a hard restart
consists of holding down the power button for at least 20
Or is there some other key I must hit
Please advise as you like.
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On Fri, May 26, 2023 at 11:59 AM,
George Kerscher wrote:
On my Lenovo, you can hold the
power button down for 20 seconds, and it clears all memory
A hard restart with the power button is possible on any
machine. It's built into how Windows itself works with the
actual power switching.
That being said, and I do actually do hard restarts if
absolutely necessary, they should be a last resort.
The Restart command sets a startup timer, completely powers
the machine down, then when the timer goes off Windows is
reloaded, completely from scratch, from disk. Nothing from
the previously active Windows session is retained. It used
to work that way with shutdown and powering up again, too,
until Fast Startup entered the picture, and since I can't
presume that Fast Startup is disabled, I always say use
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