Power/shutdown button may be missing from the Windows 8.1 start screen
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:
|Device type||Supports Connected Standby||Screen size||Show power/shutdown button by default||Default behavior is customizable by the manufacturer|
|All other devices||Doesn't matter||All sizes||Yes||Yes|
Note An entry of "Slate" in the Device type column means that the hardware reported a Power_Platform_Role 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 for new installations is as follows:
- Surface RT or Surface 2: No power button on start screen
- Surface 3: No power button on start screen
- Surface Pro or Surface Pro 2: Power button on start screen
- Surface Pro 3: No power button on start screen
To change the default behavior when Windows images are being deployed, IT professionals should set the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen Unattend.xml setting for new installations.
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Article ID: 2959188 - Last Review: 10/20/2015 16:12:00 - Revision: 11.0
Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows RT 8.1
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