Lost computer shutdown option?
After completing the necessary work, turn off the computer and click on the power option in the start menu: Shut down, Restart, Sleep or Hibernate – no option is seen. What a danger! After pressing Win Key + X, the user entered the power menu and saw the same situation, showing only the Sign out option.
Why is that
If you ever create an admin restriction due to your own mistake or a harmful virus, the required power settings are not seen in the power option of the Start menu. ‘This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.
Which must be done
For Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 Professional versions:
Edit Group Policy Editor. To do this,
go to the Start menu and type Gpedit.MSC.
If you see Gpedit.MSC’s Microsoft Common Console from Best Match, click on it to open it.
Now click on User Configuration in the left list of the Local Group Policy Editor and then click on Administrative Templates. Click Start Menu and Taskbar here. Find the Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate commands settings in the list on the right and open it with two clicks. In the new window, select Disabled and click on the Apply button below. If you sign out or log off from the power option, the power options will be added to the start menu.
For other versions of Windows 7, 8, 7.1, and 10:
Go to Run, type Regedit, and press Enter. When you receive a message from User Account Control, agree to it by pressing the Yes button.
Now open the Explorer path by clicking on Policies from Registry Editor HKEY_CURRENT_USER to Software to Microsoft to Windows to CurrentVersion. If you open the editor’s path correctly, you will see an entry called NoClose on the right side of Explorer. Open it with two clicks, cut whatever value is in the Value data cell, type 0 (zero), and press OK.
Now if you sign out or log off from the power option, other options including shutdown, the restart will be added to all other power menus including the start menu.