How to Disable Your PC’s Power Button in Windows 10

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If you accidentally shut down your computer by pressing the power button, there’s an easy way to disable the power button (or make it do something different) in Windows 10. You can also control your Sleep button, if your computer has one of those. Here’s how.

Changing how your computer’s power button works in Windows 10 requires a trip to Control Panel. First, launch the Control Panel by opening the Start menu and typing “control”, then press Enter or click the Control Panel icon.

In the Control Panel, click on “Hardware and Sound”.

Locate the “Power Options” section and click on “Change what the power buttons do”.

Next, you’ll see a screen that defines what happens when you press the power or sleep buttons on your machine. Under ‘Power and sleep button settings’, click the drop-down menu next to ‘When I press the power button’.

In the “When I press the power button” menu, you will see several choices. Here’s what all the options do:

  • Do not do anything: When you press the power button, nothing happens.
  • Sleep: Your PC enters a low-power sleep mode but continues to operate.
  • Hibernate: Your PC saves the state of your system memory to disk and shuts down. Your session can be resumed later when you reboot.
  • Close: This shuts down Windows and shuts down your PC. (This is the default value.)
  • Turn off screen: Your screen turns off, but your PC continues to work.

To avoid losing your work if you press the power button, choose an option other than “Shut down”. This will prevent accidental shutdowns. If you don’t want any interruption after pressing the power button, choose “Do nothing”.


From the drop-down menu, choose an option other than "Close."

Click “Save Changes” and close the Control Panel.

Point: To change what your computer’s Sleep button does, choose an option from the “When I press the Sleep button” drop-down list here.

The next time you press the power button on your PC, it won’t shut down automatically. If you chose “Do nothing” in the last step, you can still shut down your PC if needed by choosing “Shut down” from the Start menu. Hope you have a productive day!

RELATED: What is the difference between sleep and hibernate in Windows?



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