How to Remove Shutdown Button from Windows 11/10/8/7 Login Screen?

Generally, you find the shut down button on the log in screen so as to help you to avoid logging in to your computer just to shut it down again. Which means that you can shut down the computer without logging in using the power/shutdown button seen on the logon screen of Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7. We have previously discussed on risewindows how you can remove the Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate choices from the Start Menu and Shutdown Dialog Box. To remove the power or shutdown button from the login or logon screen, however, follow the instructions in this article.

This tutorial will assist you if you are using a shared computer and want to stop other users from restarting or shutting down your computer without logging into their account.

You can get rid of the Shutdown button from the Windows 11/10/8/7 Login Screen in at least two different ways. These are mentioned below:-

  1. With the help of Local Group Policy Editor
  2. Through the Registry Editor

How to remove the Shutdown/Power button from Login Screen using Local Group Policy Editor?

Use the following steps to remove the Shutdown/Power button from Login Screen using Local Group Policy Editor:-

Step 1: First, go to the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer.

Step 2: Move to following path using the left side pane of the Local Group Policy Editor:-

Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

Step 3: Find the policy named “Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on” on the right side of the Security Options folder and double-click on it to view its settings.

Step 4: Choose the Disabled radio button in the following pop-up window.

Step 5: Click on Apply.

Step 6: Click on OK.

Since the modifications take effect right away, you don’t need to restart your laptop or computer. The power/shutdown button will disappear from the login screen once you log out of your account.

Repeat the steps above and, in step 4, choose the Enabled option to re-enable the power/shutdown feature at the login screen.

How to Eliminate Shutdown/Power Button from Windows 11/10/8/7 Login Screen using Registry Editor?

You can use this registry-based technique to get rid of the shutdown or power button on the login screen if Group Policy isn’t enabled or isn’t functioning on your Windows computer.

Step 1: The first steps is to open Registry Editor.

Step 2: Now, browse the following in the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Step 3: Locate the policy named “shutdownwithoutlogon” in the System folder‘s right side pane and double-click on it to update the item’s value information. To remove the shutdown/power button from the logon screen, set its Value data to 0. The power/shutdown button will be present on the login screen if the value is changed to 1.

Step 4: Click on OK.

Step 5: Close the Registry Editor window.

Step 6: Rebooting your computer will apply the changes.

That is it.

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