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Shutdown Button Missing from Windows 10 Logon Screen

shutdown button missing on windows 10

One day, when I wanted to turn off my Windows 10 laptop from the logon screen without logging into system, but I could not find the shutdown button on the logon screen. I even don't know when it was disappeared. How to get back the power icon to my Windows 10 logon screen? I tried with the two methods below, and both of them worked well. If you get the same problem that shutdown option missing from Windows 10, follow the ways below to have a try. I hope they will be helpful for you.

Methods to get back missing shutdown icon on Windows 10:
Method 1: From Registry Editor
Method 2: From Local Group Policy Editor

Method 1: From Registry Editor

This way works on Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise editions.

1. Open Run box by pressing "Windows key + X", type in "regedit", and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

open registry editor

2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.

Find "shutdownwithoutlogon" option on the right panel, double-click on it.


3. Change the Value data to 1, and then click on OK.

change value to 1

4. Sign out of Windows 10 to the logon screen, you will find the shutdown button come back.

shutdown button come back

If can't find the "shutdownwithoutlogon" option on Registry Editor, what to do? Follow the below given steps to add it on the registry.

1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.

2. Right-click on the blank field of right panel, click on "New", select "DWORD (32-bit) Value" or "DWORD (64-bit) Value" depending on your system.

new word value

3. And then name it: shutdownwithoutlogon.

name it as shutdownwithoutlogon

4. Double-click on the new added option "shutdowwithoutlogon", and then change the Value data to 1.

Sign out of your user account to the logon screen, you can see the Power icon who was missed from your Windows 10 login screen now is back on the right bottom.

Method 2: From Local Group Policy Editor

As Windows 10 Home user can't open the Local Group Policy Editor, this way only works for Windows 10 Pro, and Enterprise user.

1. Open Run box, type in: gpedit.msc, and press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.

open local group policy editor

2. Navigate to: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options.

On the right panel, slide down to find the "Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on" option, and then double-click on it.

local group policy editor

3. On Local Security Settings tab, select "Enable", and the click on OK.

enable to shutdown without login

4. Sign out of Windows, you will find the Windows 10 missing shutdown button is back on login screen.

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