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Published on 05.13.09 by Brent Trahan

Set the Sleep Button Action in Power Options

Learn how to set Windows 7 to do nothing, sleep, hibernate, or shut down when the sleep button is pressed.

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Power Options in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to edit.


  4. Select Change advanced power settings.


  5. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.


  6. Set the Sleep button action under Power buttons and lid and then click OK to save the changes.


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  1. tito says:

    OH MY GOD!! THANKS!!! This is a MUST DO!! I hate those keys!

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  3. boris says:

    The available options are: sleep and hibernate. In WinXP it was possible to assign “shut down”, which I personally used. Why this option was removed?

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