How to Disable the Computer’s Power Button in Windows 10

If you’re using a laptop / tabled then pressing the Power Button can have different results in most cases your laptop / tablet goes into Sleep mode or Hybrid Sleep. If you using a desktop then in most cases your devices shuts down. However some people don’t want their system to go into standby or shutdown when they accidentally or someone who thinks is funny presses the power button. You can easily disable this button in Windows by following this guide.

Disabling the power button does nothing outside of Windows. If you want to start your computer again the button will work fine. Force Shutdown by holding down the button will remain working as well.

How to Disable the Computer’s Power Button in Windows 10

1. Open Control Panel (Right-click or Tap and hold the start icon, then choose Control Panel)

2. Once in Control Panel click on System and Security

3. Once in System and Security click on Choose what the power buttons do

 

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4. You can now change what the power button does by changing the settings right next to “When I press the Power Button”. If you want to disable the button then choose “Do Nothing” 

 

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That’s it, that’s all you have to do to Disable the Power Button in Windows 10 or Change the Behavior of the Power Button in Windows 10. We hope you were able to change the settings on your system using this guide. If you have any more questions than feel free to ask them on our forums. Thanks for reading.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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