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Solved No Power button on Start Screen After Update 1


mattman

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#1
So I updated all of my computers to Windows 8.1 Update 1 via Windows Update yesterday. I noticed that on my laptop, my desktop, and my wife's tablet, the power button shows up between the user profile picture and magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the Start Screen.

However, it does not show up on my tablet after the same update. Is it a screen size thing or did I do something wrong?
 

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    Lenovo K3011W
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#2
Yes, if the screen size is smaller than a certain size (700 pixels? I don't recall) it will not appear.
 

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#3
Is there any way to get it to?

My tablet is 1366 x 768 11.6".
 

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    Lenovo
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    Lenovo K3011W
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    2GB DDR3
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#4
Hello Matthew,

I just tested 1366 x 768 on my Surface Pro 2 with a 10.81", and it still has the Power button on Start for me.

Are you sure that all the Windows Updates are installed?
 

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#5
the power button shows up in the first update [second one actually I guess ,first one was just the updated installed],the largest one.kb29193555.msu size 707.363kb, I did the updates manually and checked for noticeable differences after each of the 5 updates
 

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    win8.1.1 enterprise
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    Hinze57
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    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
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    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
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    4gig ddr3
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    Radon hd5000 Series
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    onboard realtek hd
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    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
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#6
Hello Matthew,

I just tested 1366 x 768 on my Surface Pro 2 with a 10.81", and it still has the Power button on Start for me.

Are you sure that all the Windows Updates are installed?
It doesn't tell me that there are any more updates. Do you have a list of them?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    Atom Z2760
    Motherboard
    Lenovo K3011W
    Memory
    2GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 64GB eMMC
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    HP Bluetooth
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this a list of the numbered updates I got for win8.1 64bit.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 Update
Recommended Install Order
1. KB2919442
2. KB2919355
3. KB2932046
4. KB2937592
5. KB2938439
6. KB2949621
 

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System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
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    high speed 20
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    ie 11
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    updated enterprise apr 2/14

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
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    8 GB
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    AMD Radeon HD 8570D
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    Acer 23"
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    Memory
    8 GB
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    AMD Radeon HD 8570D
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    Acer 23"
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this a list of the numbered updates I got for win8.1 64bit.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 Update
Recommended Install Order
1. KB2919442
2. KB2919355
3. KB2932046
4. KB2937592
5. KB2938439
6. KB2949621
It looks like I'm missing the last one. But I can't find a download for it anywhere.

EDIT: I just looked at my computers that have the button and they are missing it too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    Atom Z2760
    Motherboard
    Lenovo K3011W
    Memory
    2GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 64GB eMMC
    Mouse
    HP Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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this a list of the numbered updates I got for win8.1 64bit.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 Update
Recommended Install Order
1. KB2919442
2. KB2919355
3. KB2932046
4. KB2937592
5. KB2938439
6. KB2949621
It looks like I'm missing the last one. But I can't find a download for it anywhere.

EDIT: I just looked at my computers that have the button and they are missing it too.
That's a list of the updates included in the update package you get from TechNet or MSDN. I don't know if it correlates 100% with what you get though Windows update. KB2949621 may only apply to 8.1 Server. As far as I know KB2919355 is the one that adds most if not all the features. I'm pretty sure its the one that adds the power button to the start menu. being that none of your PC's have KB2949621 I don't think that is related to your issue.
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
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    Asus
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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
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    Stock heatsink fan
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    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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#13
Is there a place or a utility I can look at to see what size my tablet thinks my screen is?
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Tablet
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    Lenovo
    CPU
    Atom Z2760
    Motherboard
    Lenovo K3011W
    Memory
    2GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 64GB eMMC
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    HP Bluetooth
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    50Mbps
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I use the same download to install updates on both enterprise and pro ,don't use 8 core
 

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    Hinze57
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    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
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    1680x1050
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    micro
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    microsoft curve 200
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    Logitech wireless M215
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I use the same download to install updates on both enterprise and pro ,don't use 8 core
I did too, its for both. I just don't think that missing last one is why he doesn't have the power button on his Start Screen. From what I've seen not everybody is getting all 6 on Windows update is all.
 

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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
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    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
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    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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I updated my ASUS T100T tablet and I have the same exact problem!
My screen's resolution is: 1368 x 768
Does anybody have any suggestions?


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*******************UPDATE*******************

I finally got my power button! :) I still don’t know the exact reason of why it was hidden, but now I have it! here is what I did:
I added “Launcher_ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen” to my registry and set it to 1 (instead of 0, 1 to add, zero to remove)
Here is the link to the detailed instructions of where I found this:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/44237-power-button-start-screen-add-remove.html

Earlier, I tried to see if my “Power_Platform_Role” was set to “8” (PlatformRoleSlate) and wanted to change it if it was, but it was set to “2” (PlatformRoleMobile), so I didn’t change it and tried the registry key method instead.

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    Windows 8.1
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    2GB
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mattman

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I updated my ASUS T100T tablet and I have the same exact problem!
My screen's resolution is: 1368 x 768
Does anybody have any suggestions?


View attachment 41247
View attachment 41248

*******************UPDATE*******************

I finally got my power button! :) I still don’t know the exact reason of why it was hidden, but now I have it! here is what I did:
I added “Launcher_ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen” to my registry and set it to 1 (instead of 0, 1 to add, zero to remove)
Here is the link to the detailed instructions of where I found this:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/44237-power-button-start-screen-add-remove.html

Earlier, I tried to see if my “Power_Platform_Role” was set to “8” (PlatformRoleSlate) and wanted to change it if it was, but it was set to “2” (PlatformRoleMobile), so I didn’t change it and tried the registry key method instead.

View attachment 41267
View attachment 41268
That did it! Thank you!
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    Atom Z2760
    Motherboard
    Lenovo K3011W
    Memory
    2GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 64GB eMMC
    Mouse
    HP Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
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Glad you sorted it.

For reference as to why some have a power button, and others don't, it doesn't seem to be just screen size that it takes into consideration, but whether it has connected standby.

Taken from the following article - Some tips and tricks for using the Windows 8.1 Update
... However, on some devices you may not see the Power button. On devices that are not tablets like laptops, desktop PCs and All-in-Ones, the Power button should appear on the Start screen after installing the update. On most tablets you will not see the Power button on the Start screen as they have connected standby and a physical power button that lets you quickly shut down or put the device to sleep. However, on tablets larger than 8.5-inches without connected standby, you will see the Power button on the Start screen.
 

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I added the registry entry and it is set to 1, but mine doesnt show up. I rebooted a few times, nothing there. It is a tablet, a Dell Venue 8 Pro. Someone knows why it is not working? I used the bat btw, and I checked via regedit if it's there and set to 1.
 

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