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Set Default Shut Down Windows Dialog Action with Group Policy

Set Default Shut Down Windows Dialog Action with Group Policy

How to Set Default Shut Down Windows Dialog Action with Group Policy in Windows 10

In Windows Vista, Microsoft changed the way you shut down Windows. They made the classic Shutdown Windows dialog less prominent. Instead, they implemented a dropdown menu for the shutdown button in the Start menu. Although Windows 10 comes with a lot of ways to shutdown your PC, the classic shutdown dialog is accessible only with the help of a hotkey. Windows 10 does not provide any way to change the default Shutdown command in the classic Shutdown dialog.

Allow or Prevent Users or Groups to Shut Down Windows 10

Allow or Prevent Users or Groups to Shut Down Windows 10

When you click on the shutdown or restart command in the Start menu or Win + X menu of Windows 10, the operating system performs the selected action directly. You may want to prevent certain users or a group from being able to shut down a Windows 10 device. Here is how it can be done.

Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate in Windows 10

Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate in Windows 10

Windows has undergone many changes from Windows XP to Windows 10. Today, the operating system has slightly different ways to do the same tasks. Windows 10 offers various ways to restart and shutdown a PC. In this article, we will see how to hide the power commands (Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate) in Windows 10. This can be useful if you are an administrator, and want to restrict user access to these tools.

Enable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows 10

Enable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows 10

When you click on the shutdown or restart command in the Start menu or Win + X menu of Windows 10, the operating system performs the selected action directly. While this is okay for regular users, there are instances like if you are a system administrator where you need to keep the system running for as long as possible without any downtime. If there's a reason to restart or shutdown, it's handy for many IT companies to log and document these reasons so over time they may analyze why the restart or shutdown was required to maximize their Windows session uptime. For this, you can enable the Shutdown Event Tracker feature.

How to Find the Shutdown Log in Windows 10

How to Find the Shutdown Log in Windows 10

If you are curious to know why your computer shut down and what happened exactly during the shut down, you will be happy to know that Windows is able to track the shut down process and write a number of events in the system log. In this article, we will see how to find them.

Add Shutdown Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Shutdown Context Menu in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the operating system is able to automatically reopen apps which were running before shutdown or restart. This behavior is totally unexpected for most Windows users who upgraded to the recent release of the OS. To avoid this issue, you can add a special "Shut Down" context menu to the Desktop that restores the classic behavior.

Fix: Windows 10 reboots instead of shutting down

Fix: Windows 10 reboots instead of shutting down

A number of Winaero readers write to me regularly saying they have various shutdown-related issues with Windows 10. The most popular issue is that their PC reboots instead of shutting down. When they click shut down, Windows 10 doesn't shutdown, but instead restarts.

Fix Windows 10 reboots (restarts) instead of shutting down

Fix Windows 10 reboots (restarts) instead of shutting down

A number of Windows 10 users have various shutdown-related issues. The most common issue is that their PC reboots instead of shutting down. When they click shut down in the Start menu, Windows 10 doesn't shutdown, but instead restarts. Here is what you can do to avoid this issue.

All ways to restart and shutdown Windows 10

All ways to restart and shutdown Windows 10

Windows has undergone many changes from Windows XP to Windows 10. Today, the operating system has slightly different ways to do the same tasks. Compared to Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 10 has a less confusing user interface and the Start menu is revived. In this article, we will see the various ways to restart and shutdown a Windows 10 PC.