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Re: Reboot vs. Restart Windows
So as to add to the confusion...
At one point, and maybe still, you could "Restart Windows" without rebooting
your computer. If I recall correctly, it would drop to the subsystem (DOS?)
and a message stating "Restarting Windows..." would display on your screen.
So, restarting was not necessarily rebooting at one time. I don't know how
this plays out, though, as either would do what you wanted.
BTW, can one say they restarted Cygwin without restarting windows? Does that
On Mon, October 30, 2006 7:56 am, Mike Maxwell said:
> Certainly 'reboot' is used a lot. But the standard Ms Windows message
> is 'restart Windows.' And I don't know the history, but I would not be
> surprised if the reason it started being used (around the time of Win95
> or Win98, from what I can tell) is that it is less ambiguous--exactly
> the point I've been trying to make.
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