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Power Button on Start Screen - Add or Remove

  1. #10


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. By default, the power button shows after installing the Windows 8.1 Update.

    Do you have the search button on your Start screen like in the example screenshot in the tutorial? If not, then it doesn't sound like you have Windows 8.1 Update installed.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Yes the search icon is there next to the user photo. Could this have anything to do with the tablet only having an 8.1" screen?
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Tatha,

    Yep, that would be why then.

    If you like, you might see if this tutorial below may work as an alternative. See the "Related Tutorials" links at the bottom of the tutorial for shortcuts that you could "Pin to Start" to use as well.

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
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  4. #13


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Nice one. Any way to get rid of the redundant search button also?
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Adam,

    Not that I know of so far.
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  6. #15


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Strange, this tweak doesn't work on my machine any more.
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Strange, this tweak doesn't work on my machine any more.
    Hey Edwin,

    Odd, it's still working for me. Did you restart explorer afterwards to apply? If so, you might see if restarting the PC may work better.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Strange, this tweak doesn't work on my machine any more.
    Hey Edwin,

    Odd, it's still working for me. Did you restart explorer afterwards to apply? If so, you might see if restarting the PC may work better.
    Naw, restarted explorer, signed out and in, restarted machine, shut down and powered up; nothing!
    Got me baffled!

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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. I'm not sure why it's not working for you then. Do you have a 3rd party program installed that may be overriding it?

    You might also do a search for that DWORD in the registry to see if you have any other entries for it that may be affecting this.
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  10. #19


    Toronto
    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 PRO

    Power button for windows 8.1 issue


    Thanks for your help for downloading the power button to the start screen!!...I have been wanting it for my little Asus laptop for a long time....Great!...*john
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