I don’t know why would someone want to abort a shutdown or a restart and start working again.
Prerequisite: The computer must be in Shutting Down/Restarting screen and be crazy fast before the shutdown/restart process completes.
Time to get our hands dirty
Shutdown/Restart as usual and press
Ctrl+Alt+Del. Do nothing and click on
You’ll be presented with a black screen. Now press
Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
File > Run new task.
explorer.exe and hit Enter.
The desktop should appear now. Everything works fine except Start menu and UWP apps do not work.
To open apps, press
Win+E. In address bar, type in
Shell:AppsFolder and hit Enter.
You will be presented with a list of installed apps and programs. Double-click a program and start working.
To get Start menu and UWP apps working, reboot as normal.
LastMod 2022-04-29 (832b7a8)