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How to change the function of the power button/change what happens when power button is pressed

People have different needs and thus , here I will show you how to change what happens when you press the power button on your desktop computer in windows.

FOR WINDOWS XP

Go to your start menu and select "Run"
Type in Powercfg.cpl
Under the advanced tab you will be able to select what happens when you press the sleep or power button and what happens when you close the lid of your laptop if applicable.




FOR WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS 7

Since the run command is not visible by default in Windows Visa and later , there is a bit of a longer way to get to the settings.

If you would like to put your run command back on your start menu , please read my tip : Where has my run command gone

Go to Control Panel
Go to System and Security
Go to Power Options



Then select "Choose what the power buttons do"



In this window , you can select from the drop down list , what your power buttons should do when pressed.

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Kind Regards
StephanSA

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