Restart Windows Service

This document highlights steps on how to restart a Windows service, which can sometimes be done in lieu of restarting your computer.

  1. Open Services.
    • Windows 8 or 10: Open Start screen, type services.msc and press Enter.

    • Windows 7 and Vista: Click on the Start button, type services.msc in search field and press Enter.

  2. In the Services pop-up, select the desired application and click the Restart Service button.