Windows 7 Start Button only want to show SHUT DOWN

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by vze2mp9g, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    I have my parents computer installed with Windows 7 Ult SP1 [32-bit]. My father is 77 and my mother is 73. My mother is in the hospital, so my father is having problems shutting down Windows. Is there a way to have Windows ONLY show SHUT DOWN, and he can't choose anything else? I'm trying to make it every easy for him to SHUT DOWN Windows, but he keeps forgetting to SHUT DOWN, sometimes he just logs off, which still has the computer running.

    I would really appreciate any and all suggestions. I have no where else to turn.
    Thank You. :worthy:
     
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  2. MissFortuneGO

    MissFortuneGO MDL Novice

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    Start> Control Panel> Appearance and Personalization> Customize the Start menu> Customize, then you can choose which programs to disappear from Start menu.
     
  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #3 PhaseDoubt, Aug 29, 2013
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    "Appearance and Personalization" is not a selection in any of my Windows 7 control panels. I haven't looked in a long time, but for at least a while, Microsoft's help lagged the latest build of Windows 7.

    You make changes from the Task Bar and Start Menu Properties.
     
  4. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    I think you need to have control panel set to view by category, and not by large or small icons. But yes, you can also right click on the taskbar and select properties.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #5 LatinMcG, Aug 29, 2013
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    click start.. type power.. select power options.. click on top left "choose what the power button does"

    now drop down to turn off when button is pressed.. done

    now he can press the power button on pc and it turns off

    reason i had to use this to "do nothing" my baby girl kept turning pc off

    now she opens n close dvd drive a lot.. i already have replacement waiting
     
  6. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    Press ALT+F4 keys and a menu will pop-up offering you or your dad a selection menu: (these are the options) stand-by, restart, shut down, log off. Left click on shut down and then left click on OK, and this will shut down the PC.
     
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  7. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    The easiest solution is this one:biggrin: My wife :hug2: is not too computer savvy so this is the best way she knows how to shut down the computer.
     
  8. rjk123

    rjk123 MDL Member

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    Let's hope she doesn't start pulling the power cord out of the socket. :biggrin:
     
  9. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Open Control Panel, then Power Options and choose what the power button does.
     
  10. CEW

    CEW MDL Member

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    You can disable some of the options by merging this reg file.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "StartMenuLogOff"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "HideFastUserSwitching"=dword:00000001
    "DisableLockWorkstation"=dword:00000001