To reboot Windows 7, one of the options is to use your mouse in order to close the running applications and access the options that control the reboot functionality. Clicking the Restart window begins a reboot of the operating system.
- Shut down all applications
Close every application you have running, including browsers, media players or video games. Do that by left-clicking on the X button in the upper right corner of the application's window, or right-clicking on its icon in the taskbar and selecting Close Window.
- Click on the Start button
Find the Start button in the lower-left corner of your screen, and left-click on it.
- Restart Windows 7
Left-click on the small arrow next to the Shut Down button, and select the Restart option. This should begin the reboot.