Friday, June 29, 2007

Configuring The Power Button

Windows XP has a very smart and efficient power management system, which lets you configure the system "Power ON/OFF" button. By default when the Power On/Off button is pressed the system automatically performs the "Turn off Computer" action which is otherwise done by going to "Start > Turn off Computer > Turn off". Here's a tip to change the settings and stop Windows from automatically Shutting down when the power button is pressed.

  • Right click on the desktop and select "Properties"
  • Click on "Scree saver" tab and then go to the option "Power" at the bottom of the window.
  • Under the "Power" settings click on "Advanced".
  • Go to "Power buttons" and select the first option "When I press the power button on my Computer".
  • The default action is set to "Shutdown", you can change it to other options like "Stand by" or "ask me what to do" and click on apply.

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