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Power button on start screen

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7

    Power button on start screen


    In my 64bit W8.1 I have a power button on the start screen. In my 32bit W8.1 that power button is missing. Is that something I have to set up (I really don't remember).

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Good info David, thanks.

    The article is a bit confusing though. I my case the situation is the opposite. The power button does appear on my desktop but not on my tablet. But I will play with the registry.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have the power button but never use it as I do not use Metro.

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    I have 1 restart option on my right click desktop context menu & 1 on my Taskbar & 1 in my Classic Shell menu.

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Good link.
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Shawn. That's how I must have gotten the one on my desktop. But I forgot - I can't even remember what I had for lunch today, LOL.

    Update: Shawn, it worked great. Now she is happy. It is her tablet - but I have to do all the maintenance, LOL
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    LOL, of course. She's gotta mess it up good to make it a challenge for you.
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I am certainly not like the Maytag guy who never got an order to fix anything. She has 5 laptops and that Tablet and I am the maintenance guy.
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