"Turn Off Computer" option is missing from Start Menu?Published: October 29, 2004
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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:
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
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