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Consider the following scenario:
For example, when you press the power button, the computer may not shut down even though you selected the Shutdown setting in the When I press the power button on my computer list.
Note To open the Power Options Properties dialog box, click Start, click Run, type powercfg.cpl, and then click OK. Click the Advanced tab to see the When I press the power button on my computer list.
This behavior occurs because Away mode affects the behavior of the power button. For example, when you press the power button and the computer is in Away mode, the behavior that is listed in the following table occurs.
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Away mode is not installed as part of Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Away mode is available only if the following conditions are true:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/902437/ )Description of the new Away mode for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Media Center Technical SupportBecause Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.
You can also visit the Windows XP Media Center Edition product information Web site at the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/