How to Remove Power Options from Windows 10 Lock Screen and Start Menu

Windows 10 comes with a plethora of customization and configuration options, though not all of them are as easy to use as you’d expect.

While you can configure basic settings like colors and icons, you can’t remove power options from the Start menu, for example, at least not in a straightforward manner.

In case you’re wondering why someone would want to do this, it’s because by removing power controls from the lock screen and the Start menu, IT admins can make sure that nobody else can reboot systems or shut down them without authorization.

Consider this a security feature, if you want, as rebooting systems is sometimes the first step in more complex attacks that would eventually provide malicious actors with access to data or break down the operating system completely. Basically, admins can remove the power controls from both the lock screen and the Start menu, though the ways to do this are different in each case and the latter requires Windows 10 Pro.

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.