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Windows 7: Add Shutdown to lock screen?

07 Nov 2010   #11
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Isn't it that way for security reasons? Say I went away on lunch break while my computer was... rendering? it would be very troublesome if someone could just walk up and one click shut down my computer.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
leipricon, I see what you mean. If I lock my desktop nothing happens if you press the power button and you have to click the switch user button to get to the on screen shut down button. I don't see an easy way around it either. I almost never lock my desktop so its not a big deal for me. Sorry I couldn't help.



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08 Nov 2010   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Isn't it that way for security reasons? Say I went away on lunch break while my computer was... rendering? it would be very troublesome if someone could just walk up and one click shut down my computer.
You can do it anyway if you really wanted to. If you hold the power button down for 4 seconds the BIOS function will turn the power supply off, so it doesn't stop anybody from turning your PC off. I'm sure its done that way for a reason though. The other annoying thing is even if you only have the one user account, you can't turn off fast user switching in windows 7. You can in windows XP even if you have more than one user account setup. I never use fast user switching.

My spare PC which is running XP is in my bedroom. Quit often I will lay in bed and listen to music on that PC. I turn my monitor off. When I'm done for the night I just click the power button and turn off the speakers. A whole lot easier that turning the monitor back on and going though the start menu to shut down. It is a nice feature.
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02 Jan 2013   #13
wicybertrucker

windows7
 
 

Even switching user does not show a power option from a locked screen. I had the problem recently with a customers screen repair, I tested out the screen before putting it all together, then the hardware power button only put it to sleep and the customer had put the computer to hibernate. So I had to finish the job while the computer was in a sleep state.
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11 Aug 2015   #14
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Two years later + the year already mentioned. No solution yet? I can hold the power button for four seconds but when I turn the computer back it, it gives the "Windows did not shut down successfully" message any time I hold the power button at the lock screen. I don't want to have to type in my password just to shut the machine down.
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11 Aug 2015   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sylveon Fetish View Post
Two years later + the year already mentioned. No solution yet?...
There won't be a solution unless Microsoft decides to change this. Any "solution" that users created would probably be a security issue.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sylveon Fetish View Post
I can hold the power button for four seconds...
Don't do that. It is not good for the OS.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sylveon Fetish View Post
I don't want to have to type in my password just to shut the machine down.
What happens if you follow the steps in post #2? The steps in that post do not mention entering in a password.
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