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Windows 7: How to block hard shutdown

15 Sep 2016   #1
LoneGeek

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to block hard shutdown

Is there a way to completely block/disable the physical power button on a desktop? My family members have a bad habit of using the power button to turn off the family desktop so I'd like to put a stop to that if possible


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15 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If these other people were using standard user accounts your admin account setting should overrule their actions in power option
Be aware if your computer locks up you might have to unplug it for it to shutdown.
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15 Sep 2016   #3
LoneGeek

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I've tried that, but if I hold down the power button for a few seconds it still shuts off
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15 Sep 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea it is sort of a recovery feature of the board heck even win-10 uses it for recovery access instead of other conventional methods.

What is the action actually doing to the machine that you don't want others using it as a way to shut down ?
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15 Sep 2016   #5
LoneGeek

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Won't it hurt the hdd or OS if it's shut down improperly too many times?
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15 Sep 2016   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The only way to do what you wish would be to override the action of the on off switch. This switch is designed and Mechanically constructed to work as you have described where a momentary press sends a signal to the Motherboard which triggers the system to go into a controlled shut down, and if this is longer than a pre-set time to hard cut the voltage to the device.

Although it may be possible to remove this functionality it would take a lot of work and probably involve major mods to the motherboard itself.

Your best bet has to be education, (a technique I have used is a card cover over the on-off switch, with a note explaining the correct method written on the Cover), you could of course open the case and disconnect the switch and re-locate to the rear of the case but this will not prevent a frustrated family member from pulling the plug from the wall.
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15 Sep 2016   #7
LoneGeek

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks barman for that info
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15 Sep 2016   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If you ever get to look at a major server farm you may see that the on off switches are actually key operated, (with the keys removed), so it's not only a family issue
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15 Sep 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Indeed
The only might be unexpected result of using the power button to shut down... is in win-7 it will usually go to a black screen with start normally/ Safe mode....
Which isn't necessarily a bad thing hdd's are pretty tough most of them
ssd's on the other hand it might pay a toll on them after a while.

But yes it is bad practice when it takes little effort to go through the start button and shut down.
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15 Sep 2016   #10
LoneGeek

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks guys
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