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"Turn Off Computer" option is missing from Start Menu?

Published: October 29, 2004
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Symptom

When you click Start Menu, the Turn Off Computer option may be missing. This is due to a group policy / registry restriction. To restore the missing option, try this - for stand-alone systems:

Resolution

NOTE: Backup the Registry before modifying. See this article for more information.

  • Open Registry Editor by typing REGEDIT.EXE in the Start, Run dialog.
     
  • Navigate to the following locations:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

-and-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

  • In the right-pane, double-click the value NoClose and set it to 0.
     
  • Restart Windows for the changes to take effect

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