Set Power Button Functions in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng

Welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to set functions to the power button on a Windows 7 computer.

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Steps

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    Click on the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, then click "Control Panel"
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    Once the window opens, click on "Hardware and Sound"
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    A new section will open.
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    Click "Power Options"
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    On the left side of the window, click "Choose what the power buttons do"
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    In this section, you can change the functions of the buttons on your computer.
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    For example, if I press the power button, the computer will shut down
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    If I press the sleep button, the computer will sleep. This can be changed by clicking on the drop-down arrow.
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    For example, it can be set to "Do nothing" when the power button and the sleep button are pressed
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    If these changes are saved and the power button is pressed, nothing will happen.
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    The next section is "Password protection on wakeup"
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    If "Require a password" is selected and the computer goes to sleep, when the computer is woken up, the system will require a password. If "Don't require a password" is selected, the system will not require a password. Click "Save changes" to save your settings.
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    Close the Control Panel window
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to set functions to the power buttons on a Windows 7 computer
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    If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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