February 6, 2021

How to Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep & Hibernate in Windows 10

Let’s believe it; Windows 10 is the most popular desktop operating system right now. Compared to all other desktop operating systems, Windows 10 has more features and customization options. Microsoft has introduced a lot of new changes with Windows 10. For example, in window 10, you can now Prevent users from uninstalling the application, Prevent users from changing proxy settings, etc.

Recently, we found another best local group policy hack that prevents users from shutting down or restarting a Windows 10 computer. If other users use your computer, it is best to always block shutdown or restart. In this way, you no longer have to worry about saving any incomplete tasks within the operating system.

Steps to disable shutdown, restart, sleep and hibernate in Windows 10

This article will share a detailed guide on how to prevent users from shutting down or restarting Windows 10 computers. The method we are going to share is dependent on local group policy editing. So, be sure to follow the steps carefully.

Important: The method will prevent users from performing the following commands from the Start menu or the Windows Security screen. Settings such as shutdown, restart, sleep, and hibernate will be unavailable.

step 1. First, press Windows key + r On your Windows 10 computer. It will open Run dialog box.

Open the run dialog box

stage 2. In the Run dialog box, type ‘gpedit.msc’ And press the Enter button.

Type 'gpedit.msc' and press Enter button

step 3. It will open Local Group Policy Editor.

Local Group Policy Editor

step 4. Now you need to go the following path – User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Start Menu and Taskbar

Step 5. On the right pane, double click on the option ‘Remove and stop access to shutdown, restart, sleep and hibernate commands’

Stop access to 'shutdown, restart, sleep, and hibernate commands' and double click on the option.

Step 6. Choose ‘capable’ And click on ‘Alright’ switch.

Select 'enable'

Step 7. Once you try to access the power option, you will see an error ‘Currently there are no power options available.’

Power options blocked

Step 8. To revert the changes, select ‘not configured’ Remove access to ‘shutdown, restart, sleep, and hibernate commands policy’ and click stop ‘Alright.’

Select 'not configured' to revert the changes

this is the matter! You are done. This is how you can block shutdown, restart, sleep and hibernate commands in Windows 10.

So, this article is about preventing users from shutting down or restarting Windows 10. I hope this article helped you! Please share this with your friends too. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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