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What is Emergency Restart in Windows 8 and How to get this Option

In certain emergencies, you might want to restart your Windows computer quickly, but quick restarting is not always possible. For example, when you have a system update you need to wait a long time to complete the process, or sometimes your system will prompt for saving and closing files and like that. However, Windows 8/8.1 has an “Emergency Restart” option to solve these issues.

In Windows 8 or 8.1, you can use Emergency Restart option to restart your computer quickly. This option can only be used as last resort, because this action will lose any unsaved works. Here is how to perform Emergency Restart in Windows 8.

1. Click CTRL + ALT + DELETE keys together. You get a new window.

2. In this window, hold down CTRL key and click the Power button shown at the bottom right of your screen. You’ll get “Emergency Restart” option.

3. When the "Emergency restart" screen shows up, click OK to restart your PC instantly. That’s it!

Keep in mind that by doing the emergency restart, you will lose all your unsaved data. So, perform this action as a last resort!

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