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    Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    Shutdown Options - Start Menu
    How to Remove or Show the Start Menu Shutdown Options in Vista
    Shutdown Options - Start Menu

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    How to Remove or Show the Start Menu Shutdown Options in Vista

    information   Information
    This will show you how to remove or show the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate options from the Start menu and the red power button in the Windows Security screen when you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
    Note   Note
    This will also enable or disable the Shut Down Windows screen when you press ALT+F4. For more on this, see: How to Shutdown, Restart, Switch User, Log Off, Sleep, or Lock Vista from the Keyboard

    EXAMPLE: Start Menu Shutdown Options Before and After
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    EXAMPLE: Ctrl+Alt+Del Shutdown Options Before and After
    NOTE: Notice the red shutdown options box is gone when this is enabled.
    -default_ctrl-alt-del-jpg-after_ctrl-alt-del-jpg




    METHOD ONE

    Through the Local Group Policy Editor

    NOTE: This method is only available for the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. See Method Two below for the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions.
    1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)
    -group_policy-jpg
    3. In the right pane, right click on Remove and prevent access to the Shutdown, Restart,Sleep, and Hibernate commands and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)

    4. To Show Shutdown Options
    A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)

    B) Go to step 6.
    5. To Remove Shutdown Options
    A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK.
    NOTE: You can still access the Restart, Sleep, and Shutdown options when you click on Switch User or Log Off from the Start menu. They will be in the red power button options in the bottom right corner of the logon screen.
    -properties-jpg
    6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done.




    METHOD TWO

    Using a REG File Download

    NOTE: This method will work for all Vista versions.
    1. To Remove Shutdown Options
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Shutdown_Options.reg
    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Show Shutdown Options
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Show_Shutdown_Options.reg
    download
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

    7. When done, you can delete the .reg file if you like.




    METHOD THREE

    Manually in Registry Editor

    NOTE: This method will work for all Vista versions.
    1. Open the Start Menu.
    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.

    4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5B)
    NOTE: If you do not have Explorer, then right click on Polices and click on New and Key. Type Explorer and press Enter.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    5. To Remove Shutdown Options
    A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, then type NoClose and press Enter.

    B) Right click on NoClose and click on Modify.
    -explorer_key-jpg
    C) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    -modify-jpg
    6. To Show Shutdown Options
    A) In the right pane, right click on NoClose and click on Delete. (See screenshot below step 5B)

    B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion.

    C) In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    D) In the right pane, repeat steps 6A and 6B if NoClose is there to.
    -hklm_reg-jpg
    7. Close regedit.

    8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn





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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    Hi there,

    Firstly I'd like to say thanks for all your guides... They are all so easy to follow and very well written.

    Secondly - Can this policy be applied to a specific user (like my childs account) or a group of users(all standard accounts) or must it apply to all? I would also lick to remove the "lock" button on specific accounts if that's possible too?

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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    You welcome Fugly, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Sorry, these policies get applied to all user accounts on the computer.

    It would be nice to be able to apply them to a specific user account instead.

    Shawn

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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    This method won't work for me. I'm not sure why. My situation is, when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del the shutdown option from the power button (lower right corner of the screen) display everything (shutdown, restart, hibernate, etc).

    However, when it come to the start menu. Those option (after click the little right icon) are gone.

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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    Hi Wvit,

    Did you use Method One or Two?

    Method One with the Group Policy should work immediately.

    Shawn

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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    i followed the directions with vista home premium. MEthod 2. I used your reg file and tried doing it manually neither works..

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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    Hello Uniqst3r,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    What exactly is the problem that you are having with the shutdown options?

    Did you want them to be removed or shown?

    Have you restarted the computer afterwards?

    Shawn

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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    I would like the options to show. I did everything in this thread for vista home premium and restarted but to no avail. I'm still stuck w/o shutdown restart or even hibernate option (yes I tried powercfg / hibernate on)

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    Re: Shutdown Options - Start Menu

    Ok Uniqstr3r,

    For Hibernate, check to make sure that your Power Plan Options are set like step 8 in STEP TWO of this tutorial to see if it will come back afterwards. If you did, then do a System Restore using a restore point dated before they vanished to restore them.

    Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems


    For Shutdown and Restart, did you check both the HKCU and HKLM locations in the registry for NoClose?

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    I've been here and there isn't a no close option there..
    also went to hkey current user and then all the way to explorer. there is not any no close option anywhere.

    I still do not see sleep/shutdown/restart/hibernate.
    I did follow powercfg /hibernate on and enable hibernate in advanced power settings. But it still refuses to show

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