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Fix: Missing Turn Off Computer option from Start Menu (TTID #392)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 13,154 /  Created: April 3, 2006
Problem: Turn Off Computer option is missing from the Start Menu.

Solution: Disable the NoClose Group Policy from the registry.
(Note: Local Machine Administrator Rights may be required. If necessary contact your Network Administrator.)



Launch RegEdit.

Navigate to the following location:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

In the right-pane, double-click the value NoClose and set it to 0.

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Navigate to the following location:
[LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

In the right-pane, double-click the value NoClose and set it to 0.

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Restart Windows for the changes to take effect

Registry Editor
Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: NoClose
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0
   
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: NoClose
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0




To restore the Group Policy with No Turn Off Computer Option.

Launch RegEdit.

Navigate to the following location:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

In the right-pane, double-click the value NoClose and set it to 1.

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Navigate to the following location:
[LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

In the right-pane, double-click the value NoClose and set it to 1.

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Restart Windows for the changes to take effect

Registry Editor
Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: NoClose
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
   
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: NoClose
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1



WARNING: Use the information provided at your own risk. Always backup your system prior to modifying the registry. Serious problems may occur that require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved.

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