NOTE: This article contains information about using Windows in a configuration that has not been tested and is not supported by Microsoft. If the steps described in this article do not function properly, do not use this method.
To restart Windows without restarting your computer, follow these steps:
1) Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
2) Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you click Restart The Computer, and then click Yes.
3) As soon as the screen clears, release the SHIFT key.
NOTE: If you hold the SHIFT key too long, Windows restarts in Safe mode.
lol. I saw this and laughed. Microsoft put this out back in 2006. Anyone remember this?