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.
- Open Services.
Windows 8: 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.
In the Services pop-up, select the desired application and click the Restart Service button.