How to Restore Shutdown Button on Windows 7 Log-on Screen

Posted by Britt Duncan - October 30, 2014

The shut-down button provides quick access for you to shut down, hibernate, restart and sleep the computer. Actually, it’s quite handy tool. But when inappropriate actions are taken on the machine, the shut-down button, or the power button can be missing on the Windows 7 log-on screen. Here’s how you can restore the button back.

Fix the missing shut-down button with Local Security Policy

1: Click Win + R to open Run command, type Secpol.msc in the search box, and then hit Enter key.


2: When the Local Security Policy opens up, navigate to Security Settings-> Local Policies-> Security Options respectively at the left panel.

3: More to right panel, scroll down the long list to locate Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on item. Right-click on it, and then select Properties to open settings dialog box.


4: Opt for the option of Enabled and click Apply button. Go back to log-on screen to see whether the shut down button is back or not.


Fix the missing shut-down button with Windows Registry

1: Open Run box and type Regedit in the search field or Run command box and then pressing Enter key. Seeing any prompt, click Yes to proceed.



2: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System


3: When you are at the System folder, move to the right panel, double-click on the entry of Shutdownwithoutlogon and then set its value to 1. Close up all windows and try to log off to check the shut down button.


That’s it! If you are in this case right now, hope these tips help you out.

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