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Windows 7: Get Rid of Shutdown on Windows 7 Home start menu

22 Apr 2011   #1
CaptSpot

Windows 7
 
 
Get Rid of Shutdown on Windows 7 Home start menu

How can get Shutdown off of the start menu? I do not have the professional edition so I cannot use group policy editor (Thanks MicroS&&k!).

Why? I accidentally hit the shutdown button when I just want to log off or switch user. Of course, when I clisk Shutdown, it's too late...

Thanks.


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22 Apr 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

do you want the button to say something else, having a different default action?

right-click the button >> properties >> power button action
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22 Apr 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You cant selectively remove that shutdown button, though you can remove it with a lot of other stuff. Take a look here.

Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands - Add or Remove
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22 Apr 2011   #4
CaptSpot

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks, but why not just tell everyone how to edit the registry?

Why not just post the registry instructions? I get real nervous when I get some download that directly changes my registry.

I'll check it out though.
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22 Apr 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Your geek quotient is very low, just right click on that .reg file then select edit and you can view the contents full monty.
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22 Apr 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you're nervous about clicking on random reg files, then associate them with notepad instead, so you can look before you merge.

once you're happy that they are safe, you can merge them by right-click >> 'open with...' >> registry editor
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22 Apr 2011   #7
CaptSpot

Windows 7
 
 

Okay. Thanks, Bill2. My geek quotient is low, I admit.

I have what I need. Thanks a bunch.:)

Please consider this thread closed.
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