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    Hi, I want to change the function of the power button on the front of my PC, but when I go into power options in control panel there is no option to change it. (I'm using XP)
    Can anyone help?
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    (Original post by nick369)
    Hi, I want to change the function of the power button on the front of my PC, but when I go into power options in control panel there is no option to change it. (I'm using XP)
    Can anyone help?
    What are you trying to achieve here... how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?
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    http://voices.yahoo.com/video/pc-pow...te-301557.html

    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    What are you trying to achieve here... how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?
    Try Start -> Shut Down.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    What are you trying to achieve here... how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?
    I think he means change it to cause 'sleep' instead of shut down but keep it as turn on.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    What are you trying to achieve here... how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?
    I want to change what it does when the pc is on already. If I accidently knock it, it will automatically shut down, I want it to bring up the option like when you do start, turn off PC
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    (Original post by nick369)
    I want to change what it does when the pc is on already. If I accidently knock it, it will automatically shut down, I want it to bring up the option like when you do start, turn off PC
    I'm actually confused about what your asking exactly?
    So you want to change the function of the power button so when you knock your pc accidently you dont it to turn off?
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    my computer is an XP too, but when the button on mine is pressed once, it gives you the options shutdown/sleep/logout/cancel
    and if you press it again it shuts down
    sorry, but i dont know how we got it like this
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    I'm actually confused about what your asking exactly?
    So you want to change the function of the power button so when you knock your pc accidently you dont it to turn off?
    If I accidently knock the power button on the front it will shut down, I don't want it to do that
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    (Original post by nick369)
    If I accidently knock the power button on the front it will shut down, I don't want it to do that
    It's the power button, it's purpose is to turn on and off your computer.
    Just cover up the button
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?



    (Original post by CJKay)


    Try Start -> Shut Down.
    erm ..... and that will turn your machine on precisely how.......??
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    Just follow this tutorial and you should be sorted.
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    (Original post by H.C. Chinaski)
    erm ..... and that will turn your machine on precisely how.......??
    Are you completely missing the point?

    He wants to change what XP does when he presses the power button. If there's no OS running/if the computer is turned off, it functions as power-on, power-off. He wants to change it so it puts it into sleep or something when XP is running and he presses it.
    Not that difficult a concept, really.
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    (Original post by CJKay)
    Are you completely missing the point?

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    No, no not at all ...

    the problem is that you responded to Mad Vlad and indeed quoted him .... let me refresh your memory ....





    Originally Posted by Mad Vlad
    how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?


    to which you responded

    Originally Posted by CJKay


    Try Start -> Shut Down.




    Perhaps you can now see the idiocy of your response because I'm quite sure that most people can.


    Not that difficult a concept really ........,
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    (Original post by H.C. Chinaski)
    No, no not at all ...

    the problem is that you responded to Mad Vlad and indeed quoted him .... let me refresh your memory ....

    Originally Posted by Mad Vlad
    how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?


    to which you responded

    Originally Posted by CJKay

    Try Start -> Shut Down.



    Perhaps you can now see the idiocy of your response because I'm quite sure that most people can.

    Not that difficult a concept really ........,
    Other than the fact that that I misread 'on' as 'off', I fail to see how my reply was even remotely as stupid as his initial post.
    I mean, "how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?". Come on.
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    (Original post by CJKay)
    Other than the fact that that I misread 'on' as 'off', I fail to see how my reply was even remotely as stupid as his initial post.
    I mean, "how would you turn your machine on if you re-purposed it?". Come on.
    ... Which was the exact point that Mad Vlad was making before you came back "correcting Him" (Ahem....)

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