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Power options not working when set?

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    Power options not working when set?


    I've been having this horrible problem lately where my power options aren't working. Its stuck on my first settings. If I change it, it saves and says I changed it, but then it doesn't work. I have been trying to change my power button for awhile now and it just won't change. Its stuck on hibernate even though it says on the menu that I already changed it. I really don't know what to do.

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    Hello brenniegirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Were you wanting to disable hibernate to remove it from the Power menu?

    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello brenniegirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Were you wanting to disable hibernate to remove it from the Power menu?

    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
    No I'm not. I'm trying to have my power button (The one located on my laptop) to shut down my computer when pushed. The power options menu says that it is already set to shut down. But when I push my power button on my laptop, it still hibernates my laptop.
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    Ok. Double check both options in the tutorial below to make sure they are both set to "Shut down".

    Power Button Action - Change in Windows 8

    Be sure that you set it for both "On battery" and "Plugged in"

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Dec 2012 at 01:21. Reason: updated
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    Windows 8 Pro x64bit


    I followed the tutorial and still nothing. Both on battery and plugged are set to shut down.

    EDIT: I've tried using all the other settings for the power button (sleep, do nothing, hibernate) and each have worked when set except for shut down.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Dec 2012 at 03:12. Reason: removed quote
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    Odd. You might see if refreshing Windows 8 may help. Be sure to read the blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below for what will be affected though.

    Refresh Windows 8
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    Windows 8 Pro x64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Odd. You might see if refreshing Windows 8 may help. Be sure to read the blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below for what will be affected though.

    Refresh Windows 8
    Thank you so much for your help. ^_^ I will try this to see if it helps and get back to you.
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    Windows 8 Pro x64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Odd. You might see if refreshing Windows 8 may help. Be sure to read the blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below for what will be affected though.

    Refresh Windows 8
    It worked! Thanks for you help.
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    You're most welcome.
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