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Win 8 - Disable Shutdown & Restart for ALL users & LOCALPC

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    Win 8 - Disable Shutdown & Restart for ALL users & LOCALPC


    Hi everyone,

    I have Windows 8 Pro (64-bit). It's currently setup to run as a media server for my home, but I'm getting really annoyed as I keep accidently shutting it down or restarting.

    The only thing I want it to be able to do is to goto sleep. I don't want to disable buttons just for users, but also as a local computer too...so no shutdown or restart buttons AT ALL !!!

    Can this be done? If so, how?

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    Bumpty Bump!
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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    Thank you for the link TairikuOkami. Just to clarify, does this disable the buttons or the features or can it do both? Because I simply want to remove the options from the buttons,.
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Actually I have not tried it, but you can use this instead, if you want just remove buttons.

    Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Thank you for the 2nd link. Unfortunately I tried using that method and was unsuccessful in removing any buttons, hence my post on here.
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    Just want to thank you TairikuOkami for helping me. I have found my solution here:-

    Shutdown Power Menu - Add or Remove from Sign in Screen

    After totally removing the menu, I have created shortcuts for shutdown/sleep/restart using the shutdown command.

    Now it works perfectly!
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Win 8 - Disable Shutdown & Restart for ALL users & LOCALPC
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