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Quick Tips: Fix Vista power button: Quick Tips

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Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Fix Vista power button

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The shutdown button in Windows Vista doesn't actually shut down your computer. We can fix that for you.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Windows Vista finally gave you a power button right here in the start menu. Frankly I prefer it right on the desktop. But okay. The bad thing is in many systems the power button icon is set to put your computer to sleep by default. I'm Tom Merritt for CNET.com. Here's a quick tip for getting the Vista power button to well, act like a power button. Click on start and then click on control panel. Then click on system and maintenance. Click on power options, select the power management plan you use and then click on change plan settings. Click on change advanced power settings. Now click on power buttons and lid then click on start menu power button. Select the function shut down. This will shut the computer off when you press the power button which is what you want it to do. Click on okay. Now go to the start menu. See? The power button is now the power button again. Now you can turn that PC off. That's it for this quick tip. I'm Tom Merritt for CNET.com. Power to the power button. ^M00:01:10 [ Music ]

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