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Change Start Menu Power Button Action in Windows 7

The start menu power option is set to Shut Down, by default, in Windows 7. In this guide, you’ll learn how to change this default option.

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Changing the Default Start Menu Power Option

To change the default power option, do the following:

  1. Right click on the Task Bar and click Properties
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  2. Under the Start Menu tab, choose your desired power button action
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  3. Click OK to save

Test the new setting by clicking the Start button and viewing the new option.

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