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Disable "Power off" button on keyboard

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October 26, 2010 11:35:25 AM


On my keyboard I have a power-off button for some reason, which shuts the computer down when pressed. Because of accidents with my 1 year old kid hitting the keys randomly - I would like to disable this "feature".

I am not sure if it is controlled in software at all? I am using Windows 7.
October 26, 2010 8:22:20 PM

Change the Windows 7 or Vista Power Buttons to Shut Down/Sleep/Hibernate

The default action for the Power button on the start menu in Windows 7 is shutdown, and in Vista is Sleep, which isn’t necessarily useful for everybody, so we’ll explain how to change it here.

Windows 7 makes it really easy – just head into the Start Menu / Taskbar preferences by right-clicking on the start menu and choosing Properties.

All you need to do is change the drop-down for Power Button Action to whatever you would prefer.

Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/change-the...

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
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October 26, 2010 11:10:00 PM

bmathews said:

The default action for the Power button on the start menu in Windows 7 is shutdown, and in Vista is Sleep, which isn’t necessarily useful for everybody, so we’ll explain how to change it here.


Thank you for your reply. I have however already changed the default for the Start Menu, what I was referring to is a ordinary physical key/button on my keyboard, labeled "Power". By just pressing that the computer shuts down..
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