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How to Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" from Power Options in Windows


The Enable forced button/lid shutdown setting in Power Options lets users turn on or off to perform a forced shutdown when the lid is closed or the power button is pressed if the Lid close action and/or Power button action is set to Shut down.

When Enable forced button/lid shutdown is turned off (default), a normal system shutdown will be performed.

When Enable forced button/lid shutdown is turned on, a forced system shutdown will be performed. A forced shutdown will force running apps to close without forewarning users.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Enable forced button/lid shutdown setting under Power buttons and lid in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" in Power Options using REG file


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Add Enable forced button/lid shutdown to Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add Enable forced button/lid shutdown to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes SUB_BUTTONS 833a6b62-dfa4-46d1-82f8-e09e34d029d6 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_BUTTONS 833a6b62-dfa4-46d1-82f8-e09e34d029d6 +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add Enable forced button/lid shutdown to Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add Enable forced button/lid shutdown to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" in Power Options using REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347\833a6b62-dfa4-46d1-82f8-e09e34d029d6

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Enable_forced_button-lid-shutdown_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Enable_forced_button-lid-shutdown_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn