In one of our previous tutorials we where showing how to configure Windows Vista to shutdown when you press the power button of your system case. Since then, many of our visitors also searched for a way to put the shut down button back on their start menu.
In this tutorial we will show you how to do that.
Go to Control Panel and type the word “power” in the search box.
Click on Change power-saving settings. You will see a list of available power plans. Under the active power plan you will find the Change plan settings link. Click on it.
Now click on Change advanced power settings.
In the Advanced settings window scroll down until you find the Power buttons and lid section. In this section you will find the Start menu power button sub-section. Scroll down the Setting list and select Shut down. When you finished, click the OK button.
Now the Shut down button will be back in your Start Menu, just like in Windows XP.
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