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How to shut down Windows 7 without prompting Force Shutdown

STATEMENT DESCRIPTION:

In Windows 7, after clicking "Shut down" button, the system might prompt "X programs still needed to close" and ask you whether to force shutdown or cancel. How to cancel this prompt?

AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:

The above symptom may occur on the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows 7Ultimate/Enterprise/Professional

VALID REGIONS/COUNTRIES:

Worldwide

SOLUTION:

1. Press "Window +R" keys to start "Run" dialogue box and type "gpedit.msc" in the dialogue box.

2. Click "OK", "Local Group Policy Editor" window will pop up.

3. Navigate to "Computer Configuration" --> "Administrative Templates" --> "System" --> "Shutdown Options". Double-click "Turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel shutdown" on the right panel. In the new dialogue box popped up, set configuration option as "Enabled".

4. Next time when you shut down your machine, the machine will be shut down directly without prompt.

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Document ID:

IG20110808-001

Last modified:

2011-08-08


  • Alias ID: IG20110808-001
  • Document ID: HT070943
  • Last Updated :26-03-2014
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