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Windows 7: Power button on laptop always shuts down no matter what option selecte

13 Jul 2010   #1

Power button on laptop always shuts down no matter what option selecte

I originally set my power button to "shut down" in the right click taskbar>properties>start menu>power button action

drop down menu. but now whether i choose switch user, sleep, hibernate, log off, it always shuts down. anyone know how to fix this? the button on my laptop is super sensitive and i just don't want it to power off anymore, i've accidentally hit it one too many times. thanks!

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13 Jul 2010   #2

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

The first step is for you to fill in you system specs so we know what kind of laptop you have and which version of Win 7 your using.

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13 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Just found this quote from this website :

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Website
Just figured it out. There were 2 "Important Updates" from Windows Update that failed to install, so the power button was forced into "Shutdown".
Try and run Windows Updates and install any Important ones. After that, reset the Power Button action to whatever you'd like it to be.
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13 Jul 2010   #4


Actually I solved it, I went into control panel>power options and changed it there, works now. The option for choosing what the power button does in the start menu properties menu dictates what the power button ICON in the start menu does when you press it, and not the actual physical power button on your computer. slightly confusing hope this helps someone else someday!
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13 Jul 2010   #5

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Win 10 Pro x64

Thanks for posting your solution.
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