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In this article, learn how to restore, if Shut down, sleep, restart options missing from WinX menu in Windows 10 versions.

The WinX menu or right click on Start Button in Windows 10 offers your system power options. The power options includes Shut down, Sleep, Restart, Sign out options. If you’re missing any of these power options in your Windows 10, this article will help you to restore them.

Below shown screenshot resembles the conditions when power options are missing from WinX menu.

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

Here’s how you can restore the missing power options.

FIX: Shutdown, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

FIX 1 – Via Power Options

1. Right click battery icon on taskbar, select Power Options.

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

2. Next, in Power Options window, click Choose what closing the lid does link.

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

3. Moving on, then in next screen, click Change settings that are currently unavailable link.

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

4. Then in next screen, scroll down and under Shutdown settings, try to restore Sleep and also Hibernate option. Click Save changes and close the window.

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

This should get you restored the Sleep option in WinX menu. However, to restore Shut down and Restart options, you need to try registry tweak mentioned below.

FIX 2 – Via Registry

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Explorer registry key, look for the registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) named NoClose. Since you’re facing this issue, its Data must be set to 1. Double click on it to modify its Value data:

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 0 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot the machine.

After restarting your machine, the missing power options should be restored.

FIX Shut Down, Sleep, Restart Options Missing From WinX Menu In Windows 10

Hope this helps!

Related: There are currently no power options available in Windows 10.


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2 Comments

  • Thank you, Kapil, for offering these suggestions, and though I can get to “Power Options”,
    to “1. Right click battery icon on taskbar, select Power Options.” was not doable by me because
    my taskbar did not show a “battery icon”.

    The next procedure: “2. Next, in Power Options window, click Choose what closing the lid does link.” suggests that you are assuming I, and others, are using a lap top, as my PC has no “lid”
    At this point I’ve been unable to find a URL through my Windows 10 OS that offers me the option of restoring? “SLEEP” option.
    I guess I’ll need to choose “HIBERNATE”
    Thanks Kapil for trying.
    Marce;

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Have you tried the registry method?

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