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  1. Posts : 71,733
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       #30

    Hello apb,

    Do you have the "Undock" option to select in Option Two or Option Three?
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  2. apb
    Posts : 78
    win 7 pro x64
       #31

    Thanks!

    In Option 2, the advanced power settings dialog, only the same 4 options (hibernate, shutdown, sleep, do nothing) are available.

    In Option 3, the power button option from the 'power options' dialog, the same 4 options are available.

    Maybe part of my problem is conceptual. I am assuming that "start menu power button" options are not identical to "physical power button" options in effect, and indeed if I change the start menu power button default to 'sleep' from 'hibernate', the advanced power options setting stays at 'hibernate.'

    Also, the start button properties options in properties from the task bar include more options than are available in the power settings dialogs, such as lock screen and logout. So, I assume that the start menu options get populated, or at least selected, from 2 different places -- one being the current power options, and the other I don't know, maybe the registry key in your option 4.

    So, maybe the problem is something obscure, like when windows was installed, the machine was not connected to a dock. Or, maybe MS has some good reason to omit that particular default, maybe so that it is not present if the machine is not docked.
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  3. apb
    Posts : 78
    win 7 pro x64
       #32

    Maybe I should also add that I found a workaround. Namely, one can undock with the shell command "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe cfgmgr32.dll,CM_Request_Eject_PC" (using my actual system dir), so I created a shortcut that does that, and put it into the quick launch bar. That actually allows me to undock with one less click than going via the start menu power button -- if I had been able to get it to default to "undock."

    I learned the command from Eject or Undock a Laptop PC from Command Line or C# - Noah Coad - Site Home - MSDN Blogs .
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  4. Posts : 71,733
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #33

    Perfect. I'm happy to hear that you found a workaround. :)
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro 32bit,
       #34

    Brink,
    I know this is an old post but, In Option 4, 5, b, should read "...double click on Start_PowerButtonAction to modify..."

    Honu425
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  6. Posts : 71,733
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #35

    Thank you Honu. It has been corrected. :)
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #36

    Thank you sir for this very useful information
    But i have some questions,My PC have some problems when i shut it down so i always keep it running and there is no problem with that.But some times other members of family forget and shut it down after using it and then it takes a lot of effort to fix it.So my Question is ,How do i replace every single shut down option with something different (say restart) .I've done all steps you mentioned and successively replaced all shutdown options to restart but still that shutdown option when you hover the mouse over that triangle in start menu.How do i replace it with restart or just hide it ?
    Thank you in advance.
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  8. Posts : 71,733
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       #37

    Hello The storm, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    You might see if this below to prevent specific users or groups from being able shutdown the computer may help with that. :)

    Shut Down Computer - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups
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  9. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #38

    Windows 7 Power Button


    First of all, excellent article, thank you!

    However...

    there is an issue it didn't address. I need to add 2 Safe Mode entries - with and without networking respectively - to the Power button action.



    [How] can this be done?

    Thanks again.
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  10. Posts : 71,733
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #39

    Hello doomkrad, :)

    I'm not sure you can add that to the Power menu, but here's a Safe Mode context menu that can be added to your desktop if you like.

    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows
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