Personalization Add or Remove Power Button on Start Menu in Windows 11


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The Power button on the Start menu allows you to quickly open Sign-in options, Sleep computer, Hibernate computer, Shut down computer, or Restart computer from the Start menu.

If wanted, you can completely remove the Power button from the Start menu.

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Power button on the Start menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Power button on the Start menu.

Removing the Power button on the Start menu will not prevent users from using other methods to open Sign-in options, Sleep computer, Hibernate computer, Shut down computer, or Restart computer.



EXAMPLE: Add or Remove Power button on Start menu

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want.

2 Add Power Button to Start Menu

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Power_button_to_Start_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Start\HidePowerButton]
"value"=dword:00000000

3 Remove Power Button from Start Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Power_button_from_Start_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Start\HidePowerButton]
"value"=dword:00000001

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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