Reply to post: Re: Can you hold down the power button

User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

Marcelo Rodrigues

Re: Can you hold down the power button

"Especially given turning it off would more likely involve the Windows start menu/button than anything else and the button would actually only be used to start it..."

You'd be surprised. The number of people I talked to that don't understand the difference between "reboot the machine" and "reset the machine"...

Seriously. You would say "now to complete the upgrade reboot the machine", just to find out the user went on and pressed the reset button...


Something may be lost in translation here. I'm brazilian, so portuguese speaking. We say "reiniciar", what would be something like "restart". The action of "reset" the machine (to press the reset button) is "resetar". Yes, it is an anglicism - a bastardized english word.

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