Solved Windows XP -- How to change shut down menu default Tags: Configuration Default Hibernate Shutdown Windows XP Last response: February 24, 2013 9:00 AM in Windows XP Share skeezicks May 28, 2012 2:30:38 AM When I shut down, the default selection is always Hibernate. I almost never want to hibernate. How can I change the default selection to Shutdown? More about : windows change shut menu default Best solution nhasian May 28, 2012 4:58:10 AM well there are a couple of things you can do. The easiest way for me is to press the windows key on the keyboard then the letter 'u' twice. this will shut the computer down right away. you could create an icon to shut the computer down with this command: "%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f" you could also go to Start>control panel>Power options, and click the Hibernate tab. Uncheck the "enable hibernation" box. skeezicks said:When I shut down, the default selection is always Hibernate. I almost never want to hibernate. How can I change the default selection to Shutdown? Share skeezicks June 4, 2012 1:06:14 AM Best answer selected by skeezicks. m 0 l Related resources Win xp shut down menu default - Forum How to change shut down menu - Forum How to change the default application data folder windows xp - Forum How can we change default download location in windows xp - Forum How to change default file/folder view on Windows XP - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer skeezicks June 4, 2012 1:08:04 AM All good suggestions. Thanks! I went with option 3. m 0 l versitalbear February 24, 2013 9:00:08 AM skeezicks said:When I shut down, the default selection is always Hibernate. I almost never want to hibernate. How can I change the default selection to Shutdown? Well you could use this registry fix to do it....... Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\Shutdown] "TurnOffAsDefault"=dword:00000001 OR Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\Shutdown] "ShutDownAsDefault"=dword:00000001 make the text file have the shutdownDefault.reg filename then click the icon to put it into your registry. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to change default search path in Windows XP Forum How to change default document settings on windows xp Forum Have recovery drive on hp windows xp, did clean up/defrag, etc to both drives, accidentally shut comp down without changing ba Forum Dell Inspiron 1200 shut down windows xp due to security issues, how do I reboot Forum SolvedIn Windows 7 How can I change the Autoconfiguration adress that my network cards default to solution How to change the windows xp taskbar from right side to down on screen Forum SolvedHow to change the Windows 7 default installion directory solution how do i keep my windows xp from going into sleep mode? It keeps shutting down after running for aprox.a half hour.It automati Forum SolvedHow to change the background appearance of START menu of windows 8? Forum SolvedWindows xp shut down scripts Forum How do I change microphone input from the default "Front Panel" jack to the REAR microphone jack in Windows 7? solution How to change english xp menu to chinese ? Forum How can I change the Default User and Program Files directories on a fresh install of Windows 8? solution Change the start menu name in windows xp Forum How do I change my default email address in Windows 7 from Outlook to Gmail? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !