How to shut down when I press the sleep button?

Power settings won't let you choose to shut down your PC when you press the sleep button.

That's a rather annoying issue especially if you are using your PC in the living room with an MCE remote control.

In fact the remote power button sends the sleep command rather than the power command.

Here are extensive answers to this problem:

It would be nice if this omission could be fixed by Microsoft at some point.

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Hello Slions,

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

We understand your concern in this regard.

Are you trying to shut down your PC using MCE remote control?

Did you select Shutdown option for Power Button action in Power Options?

How about pushing Power button on your PC, instead using MCE remote control?

We welcome your feedback in this regard. Use Windows Feedback app to post your feedback in this regard. This will help us to improve you experience.

I appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

Keep us posted if you require further assistance.

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Last updated April 25, 2020 Views 561 Applies to: