Removing the shutdown options from the start menu may not be everyone’s cup of tea. This registry hack may come in handy if you’re performing a large backup or downloading a big file and you share your computer with other family members/colleagues and don’t want them inadvertently turning off your computer half through the job.
This guide obviously involves editing the registry. Please see here before modifying your registry.
For those of you who don’t mind getting stuck in, here we go.
Start by hitting the WinKey+R, typing in regedit and hit OK
Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
With Explorer selected in the left-hand pane, right click in the right-hand pane and select New >DWORD.
Give the new DWORD a name of NoClose
Double click on NoClose and change the Hexadecimal Value to 1. Click OK.
Close regedit and reboot to see the changes.
You can of course shutdown Windows without the start menu options by using the run command. To revert the changes, replicate these steps but change the Hexadecimal Value in Step 5 to 0.