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Windows 7: Windows 7: start menu button shows "shutdown"

04 Mar 2016   #1
sndflea

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7: start menu button shows "shutdown"

This problem has recently arisen - probably after an update. I have searched the Web and there seems to be a lot of folks with the same problem. None of their suggestions have worked. I have no pending updates. I have no failed updates ( did have an old failed update for microsoft essentials but have since uninstalled the program). If I reboot, system boots normally and the start menu button shows normal. After a while (few minutes) it reverts to 'Shut Down'. I have tried booting in safe mode but that doesn't solve the problem either. Any thoughts?

Thanks.


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04 Mar 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello sndflea,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if the Start menu power button is set to what you wanted, and if it sticks after changing.

Power Button - Start Menu
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04 Mar 2016   #3
sndflea

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

No - it is set up properly. I have it set to 'Switch User'. Tried changing it to something else but it stays on 'Shut Down'. It also does this when I boot into Safe Mode
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04 Mar 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, see if setting it using OPTION FIVE with Group Policy may sort it. It should override it.
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04 Mar 2016   #5
sndflea

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I went ahead and restored a backup I did last night. Problem solved for now. Thank you for your assistance.
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05 Mar 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad you got it sorted.
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