You can change the Start menu Power button action via Control Panel - Power
Options - Change plan settings - Change advanced power settings.
Change Vista Start menu Power button action to Shut Down the computer:
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
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"+Bob+" <uctraing@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> (Vista SP1 - I run in non-aero mode)
> When I choose Start -> Shutdown it always defaults to "Sleep" unlike
> previous versions of Windows which always defaulted to the last choice
> you'd made.
> Is there some way to get the previous behavior or to make the default
> Shutdown instead of Sleep?