System Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu in Windows 11


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

Sleep uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off. You don’t have to worry that you'll lose your work because of your battery draining because Windows automatically saves all your work and turns off the PC if the battery is too low. Use Sleep when you’re going to be away from your PC for just a little while.

Sleep is available in the power options menu by default in Windows 11, but you can remove Sleep from the power menu if wanted.


You must be signed in as administrator to add or remove Sleep on the power menu.

Removing Sleep from the power menu will not disable using other available options to put the PC to sleep.




Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu in Power Options
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu using REG file
  • Option Three: Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Four: Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu via Policy using REG file


EXAMPLE: Sleep on power menu

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Option One

Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu in Power Options


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Power Options icon.

2 Click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link on the left pane of Power Options. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. (see screenshot below)

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4 Under Shutdown settings, check (add - default) or uncheck (remove) Sleep for what you want, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close the Power Options control panel if you like.




Option Two

Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu using REG file


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add Sleep to Power 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_Sleep_to_power_menu.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings]
"ShowSleepOption"=dword:00000001

3 Remove Sleep from Power menu

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

Remove_Sleep_from_power_menu.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings]
"ShowSleepOption"=dword:00000000

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 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Three

Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu in Local Group Policy Editor


Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Four below instead for the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the location below in the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

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3 In the right pane of File Explorer in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Show sleep in the power options menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (always add), step 6 (remove), or step 7 (default) below for what you would like to do.

5 Always Add Sleep to Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

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6 Remove Sleep from Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Disabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

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7 Default User Choice for Sleep on Power Menu

This is the default setting to allow users to use Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

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8 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Four

Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu via Policy using REG file


1 Do step 2 (always add), step 3 (remove), or step 4 (default) below for what you want.


 2. Always Add Sleep to Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Add_Sleep_to_power_menu_by_policy.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"ShowSleepOption"=dword:00000001


 3. Remove Sleep from Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Remove_Sleep_from_power_menu_by_policy.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"ShowSleepOption"=dword:00000000


 4. Default User Choice for Sleep on Power Menu

This is the default setting to allow users to use Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Default_user_choice_Sleep_on_power_menu.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"ShowSleepOption"=-

5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

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

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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