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Windows XP -- How to change shut down menu default

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?
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    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?
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  3. All good suggestions. Thanks! I went with option 3.
  4. 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.
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