How to stop rebooting the PC on power-button press instead of hibernating if there are pending updates RRS feed

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  • I configured my machine to go into hibernate when the power button is pressed.

    However, if there are pending updates, Vista silently switches the button action to Reboot. This behaviour is silly in several ways:

    - The most annoying point: The machine reboots and runs then for hours/days, displaying the login screen.
    - And then anagin, After pressing "hibernate", nobody expects the machine to do something different, to require further user interaction or to do some lengthy processing

    Therefore: Is there a way to prevent this silent switching of the power button functionality from happening?


    • Changed type Nicholas Li Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:56 AM
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:49 PM

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  • Hi,

    Due to here is Windows 7 Forum, please repost your thread in Windows Vista Forums so that you can get more efficient help.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:12 AM
  • Thanks. I realized that too, just after having posted :-)

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:16 AM