Select the Power button action (on battery)

This policy setting specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the power button.

Possible actions include:
-Take no action
-Sleep
-Hibernate
-Shut down

If you enable this policy setting, you must select the desired action.

If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Power Button Action


  1. Take no action
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\7648EFA3-DD9C-4E3E-B566-50F929386280
    Value NameDCSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Sleep
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\7648EFA3-DD9C-4E3E-B566-50F929386280
    Value NameDCSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Hibernate
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\7648EFA3-DD9C-4E3E-B566-50F929386280
    Value NameDCSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Shut down
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\7648EFA3-DD9C-4E3E-B566-50F929386280
    Value NameDCSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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