How can we prevent computer closure by users of secondary accounts in Windows 8.1

If your computer with Windows 8.1 have access to other people (family members or work colleagues), but other users accounts than the one you used your, most likely you will want to restricted their access to certain actions in the system for the sake of security and / or The privacy or work Suppose you are working on some documents and you decide to take a break. During your break, another person uses your computer and accidentally or out of habit, yes shut down the system. If you take a break before you save the documents you work, close your computer is not necessarily a problem (probably just irritated because you will need to open the new documents that work), but if the documents were not saved, the closure system can mean loss of work hours.

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So how do we restrict the system shutdown Windows 8.1 by the secondary users?

  • first of all make sure that the users want to disable button Shut down the system are log outThen log on to the system with your user Administrator
  • open Command Prompt cu Administrator privileges (Menu WinX or Start Screen)
  • then type the following command line in Command Prompt and give Enter
    • reg load “HKU \ User” “%SystemDrive% \ Users \ <User> \ NTUSER.DAT " (Replace <User> user name for which you want to disable the Shut down button)
  • and type the following commands in the order shown:
    • reg add “HKU \ User \ Software \ Microsoft \Windows\ CurrentVersion \ Policies \Explorer”/ V“ NoClose ”/ t REG_DWORD / d 1 / f
    • reg unload "HKU \ User"
  • Repeat the steps above for each secondary user al Windows 8.1 to want to Disable the Shut down button

To ensure that users of the system secondary accounts will not close any of the system login screenIt is recommended to Disable the Shut down button and in that:

  • open a Command Prompt cu Administrator privileges and type the following command:
    • reg add “HKLM \ Software \ Microsoft \Windows\ CurrentVersion \ Policies \System”/ V“ ShutdownWithoutLogon ”/ t REG_DWORD / d 0 / f
  • then press Enter and that's it. The Shut down on the login screen of Windows 8.1 will be deactivated

Note: Tutorial also valid for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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How can we prevent computer closure by users of secondary accounts in Windows 8.1

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