Select the Start menu Power button action (on battery)

This policy setting specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the Start menu Power button.

If you enable this policy setting, select one of the following actions:
-Sleep
-Hibernate
-Shut down

If you disable this policy or do not configure this policy setting, users control this setting.

Supported on: Windows Vista only
User Interface Sleep Button Action


  1. Sleep
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\A7066653-8D6C-40A8-910E-A1F54B84C7E5
    Value NameDCSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Hibernate
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\A7066653-8D6C-40A8-910E-A1F54B84C7E5
    Value NameDCSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Shut down
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\A7066653-8D6C-40A8-910E-A1F54B84C7E5
    Value NameDCSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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