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After you install or upgrade to Windows 8.1, the power/shutdown button may not be present on the start screen, depending on the kind of hardware that you have.
The following table summarizes when the power/shutdown button should be present on the start screen after you install the Windows 8.1 update:
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Note An entry of "Slate" in the Device type column means that the hardware reported a Power_Platform_Role
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa373174(v=vs.85).aspx)of PlatformRoleSlate. To determine what a system is reporting, run the powercfg /energy command, and then notice what is listed for Platform Role in the output.
Example Microsoft Surface behavior is as follows:
To change the default behavior when Windows images are being deployed, IT professionals should set the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn660972.aspx)Unattend.xml setting for new installations.
Article ID: 2959188 - Last Review: October 23, 2014 - Revision: 10.0