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Windows 7: Power button button forced to "Shut down"

11 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7
Power button button forced to "Shut down"

My power button action random changed to "shut down" a few days ago. It used to be lock.

I accidentally clicked it at the time and couldn't abort shutdown in time.

Computer shut down and installed windows updates (I don't recall having seen pending updates, but could have missed it).

Now this button is stuck on "shut down"... and it has the shield mark thing beside it.

Any idea what this means?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

The shield icon is a part of windows update; and basically means if you tell the system to shut down; before it shuts down; it will install the updates first; and if you boot back up after it shuts down; before you get to the logon screen; it may say windows is configuring updates.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

How about doing a System Restore to before it changed? That should fix it.

Windows key + L will lock it.

Someone asked about this here on sevenforums recently and I think Brink gave an answer but I can't find it now, rats.
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