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  1. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello abushshabab, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That doesn't disable hibernate. It only turns it off for that power plan. Instead, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable hibernate.

    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    The tutorial you referred me to would disable hibernate completely (ant take it out of the menus, right?).
    Is there a way to get the right-click | Power | Sleep to act like the Win+I | Power | Sleep instead?

    Thanks.

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  2. #31


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    Yes, it will disable hibernate completely, and remove "hibernate" from Power Options. It will still be listed from the tutorial, but non functional.

    When you disable hibernate, sleep will work like that. See the blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial for more details though.
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  3. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yes, it will disable hibernate completely, and remove "hibernate" from Power Options. It will still be listed from the tutorial, but non functional.

    When you disable hibernate, sleep will work like that. See the blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial for more details though.
    I got it, so for some reason it is not possible to have both Sleep (Stand by) and Hibernate to be active together in this context menu.

    How about Switch User? It does nothing for me.
    Please pardon me for bothering you this much.

    Thanks.
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  4. #33


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    It's no bother at all.

    That's correct. You cannot have "Sleep" and "Hibernate" to be active at the same time, since "Sleep" would only function as "Hibernate" if hibernate is enabled.

    "Switch User" should work no matter if you only have your user account or more than one user account on the computer. Are you using the final retail version of Windows 8?

    Double check to make sure you have the "C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe" file.
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  5. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It's no bother at all.

    That's correct. You cannot have "Sleep" and "Hibernate" to be active at the same time, since "Sleep" would only function as "Hibernate" if hibernate is enabled.

    "Switch User" should work no matter if you only have your user account or more than one user account on the computer. Are you using the final retail version of Windows 8?

    Double check to make sure you have the "C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe" file.
    I do not know. I think I am using the Dell OEM Windows 8 version whatever that is. The command prompt said:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]

    I do not have the file you mentioned.

    Thanks.
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  6. #35


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    Here's a clean copy of the tsdiscon.exe file in a ZIP file below.
    Download it to your desktop, extract (drag and drop) the .exe from the ZIP to your desktop.

    Unblock the extracted .exe file.

    Them move the .exe file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

    If prompted, click on Continue to approve moving it there.

    Afterwards, see if "Switch User" works for you.
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  7. #36


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    64-bit Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Here's a clean copy of the tsdiscon.exe file in a ZIP file below.Download it to your desktop, extract (drag and drop) the .exe from the ZIP to your desktop. Unblock the extracted .exe file. Them move the .exe file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder. If prompted, click on Continue to approve moving it there. Afterwards, see if "Switch User" works for you.
    It worked. Thank you so much, Brink.
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  8. #37


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    That's great news. You're most welcome.
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  9. #38


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    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Could I get one with, Full Shutdown, Restart, Lock, and Sleep only please? Much appreciated.
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  10. #39


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Hotrippr,

    Sure thing. Here's the .reg file below for it. You can use the same Remove .reg file in step 2 to remove it if you like.

    Add_Power_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
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