Windows 10: How do I change default behavior of the Power Button to restart

  1.    26 Nov 2017 #1

    How do I change default behavior of the Power Button to restart

    Hi, I have a little Minix computer that I exclusively use for plex. I never log into it except for maintenance reasons. When the server acts funny, I just want to press the Power Button on the device to restart. I have it set to Shut Down, but sometimes it takes forever to shut down (I'm assuming Windows 10 is updating). Is there a registry tweak I can add so the Power Button restarts the computer vs shutting it down? I am hoping Widows 10 is like all my 7 boxes and does not install pending updates when restarting...
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       26 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi and Welcome to TenForums.

    It's quite easy to do. Open the Start Menu and search for Power Options. On the left pane select Choose What the power button does and change the drop down to Restart.

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  3.    26 Nov 2017 #3

    Hello and thanks!

    Restart is not an option with this system with regards to the hardware button on the box. Only Shut down, Sleep and Do nothing...

    I was hoping there was a registry tweak to add. I noticed my Windows 7 boxes do not have the option to Restart either...
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