Cortana is Microsoft’s individual Windows associate. The personal assistant is capable of setting alarms, taking notes, setting reminders and doing web searches. Cortana was promised to do more, shutdown, and restart. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to restart and shutdown Windows 10 using Cortana.

Restart Windows 10 using Cortana

To restart Windows 10 using Cortana, follow this procedure step by step.

Open the File Explorer. Paste the following path into the address bar.

C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Right-click in the Programs folder and click New -> Shortcut option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Shortcut option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the following command into the Location textbox.

shutdown.exe -r -t 00

After that, click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the name of the shortcut and then click the Finish button as highlighted in the above image. Now if Cortana is enabled then say, Hey, Cortana: Open Restart to restart your computer.
Shutting down Windows 10 using Cortana

To shutdown Windows 10 using Cortana, follow this procedure step by step.

Open the File Explorer. Paste the following path into the address bar.

C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Right click in the Programs folder and click New -> Shortcut option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Shortcut option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the following command into the Location textbox.

shutdown.exe -s -t 00

After that, click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the name of the shortcut and then click the Finish button as highlighted in the above image. Now if Cortana is enabled then say, Hey, Cortana: Open Shutdown to shut down your computer.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to restart and shutdown Windows 10 using Cortana.

How to restart and shutdown Windows 10 using Cortana
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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