The Benefits of Restarting Your Computer Regularly

Performing a restart of your computer at least once a week ensures that updates are applied to resolve bugs, add features, and apply security updates. It’s the first step in troubleshooting issues.

Restarting your computer also provides these additional benefits:

  • Frees up memory, which, in turn, helps with performance
  • Improves software performance
  • Helps resolve hardware and software issues

Before performing a restart, save any open files and close any active applications. Follow these steps to perform a restart on your computer:

  • Windows: Select Start, select the Power button, and then select Restart. Please note: a shutdown is not the same as restart, so when possible, perform a restart.
  • macOS: Select the Apple menu, and then select Restart.




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