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Windows 7: Make sleep button shut down windows 7

11 Sep 2011   #1
Henrikmon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Make sleep button shut down windows 7

Why can't I make my sleep button power down my computer. The option in power mangement missing. Is there a way to change this eg. through regedit?




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11 Sep 2011   #2
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

I think that this is because the sleep button is only intended for that, sleep, as the options your screen grab show are the same as on my computer. However the power button can have many different functionalities.

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11 Sep 2011   #3
Henrikmon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The reason that I want to change it to shut down, is that my MCE remote sends a sleep command when pressing the power button. I want my computer to shut down instead of go sleeping. I was hoping that i could trick windows into doing so.
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11 Sep 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Henrikmon,
Maccaquacker is correct. The sleep button will not shutdown your computer.

Although the procedure is not a one step thing, probably you will find that when you push that remote that an event is entered in the event log.

You can then schedule a shutdown to occur when that event occurs.

I leave the reading up on the Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc) and on the task scheduler (taskschd.msc) to you.
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11 Sep 2011   #5
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

Ahh I see, but I doubt that changing this setting would make a difference to what the remote does.
I have had a look around and found this program:
LM Keymap

Have never used this myself but it may help solve your problem

(click the download link then scroll to the bottom and click download standard)
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11 Sep 2011   #6
Henrikmon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll give LM Keymap a try sometime tonight, if I can find the time for it. Thank you for now. I let you know if it works for me.
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11 Sep 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Before you go madly charging off:
1. visit this site LM Gestion : LM Remote KeyMap for Streamzap, Firefly, Firefly Mini, USB-UIRT, TechnoTrend or MCE PC Remote

2. before installing unknown software which has not been personally used by contributors here, then make a full system image backup so that you will be able to recover from any disasters.


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13 Sep 2011   #8
Henrikmon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I finally got time to try out LM Keymap and it works beautifully.
I change my sleep button function to "do nothing" and let LM Keymap close my computer when I press my power button on my remote.

Thank you for your help.
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28 May 2012   #9
JamesT

Windows 7 x64 and x32 Sp 1
 
 

I had that problem i went and type Power options in the search section of my personalization and it came up with how to change my power and sleep button
I am new at this and hope it helps
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