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Windows 7: Windows Task Manager Loses Shut down Option Why? Bug?


09 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Windows Task Manager Loses Shut down Option Why? Bug?

Hello Everyone,

I don't know why this happens, but the Windows Task Manager loses the shut down option. Any reason why? Can it be a bug?

Thank you all for your help

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09 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mrje,

If you mean "Shut down" as in shut down the computer, then that option was never available in Windows 7 Task Manager.

Instead, you could click on the Start button and use the power button and/or arrow menu to shut down.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello mrje,

If you mean "Shut down" as in shut down the computer, then that option was never available in Windows 7 Task Manager.

Instead, you could click on the Start button and use the power button and/or arrow menu to shut down.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn,

Thank you for your help again.

That is correct. I could of sworn I shutdown or restarted the computer from the task manager before. I probably had a brain fart and forgot .

The reason why I asked the question is because my computer stalled on me, which it rarely does and I opened the task manager to restart the computer and I didn't see the option, which I could sworn I did before.

Thank you again for your assistance

Jeff
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09 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It was possible on XP, but this function has been removed with Vista and newer OSes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia, Windows Task Manager
The Shutdown menu containing Standby, Hibernate, Turn off, Restart, Log Off and Switch User has been removed.
Windows Task Manager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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09 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It was possible on XP, but this function has been removed with Vista and newer OSes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia, Windows Task Manager
The Shutdown menu containing Standby, Hibernate, Turn off, Restart, Log Off and Switch User has been removed.
Windows Task Manager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thank you for the info. Too bad. Man I keep fighting myself because I could of sworn I did it in Windows 7.

Thank you again.
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09 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Jeff.

In addition, you could also press CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on the red shut down options box arrow at the bottom right corner for these options.
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09 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Jeff.

In addition, you could also press CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on the red shut down options box arrow at the bottom right corner for these options.
Thanks again. Man, I keep forgetting about that.....
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21 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Update: I guess this is a good amount of time to report. I haven't had the problem since. So I guess I am all good. Thanks everyone for your advice and help.
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21 Dec 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Jeff. Thank you for reporting back.
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21 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That's great news Jeff. Thank you for reporting back.
Your Quite welcome Shawn. Thank you for the great service. Very helpful forum.

See ya when the next issue arises.

Jeff
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