Show or remove the Power button on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

If the Power Option button has gone missing on your Windows 8.1 Start Screen, then this registry tweak will ensure that you get it back. Using the Registry, you can make Windows show or hide the Power Option button on Start Screen.

No Power button on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

No Power button on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

There could be several reasons this could have happened. Maybe some software made this change or maybe some part of your system may have got corrupted. In any case, using the built-in Registry Editor, we can toggle the Start Screen Power button and set it to either show or hide it.

Show or remove Power button on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

Open the WinX menu and select Run. Type regedit in the Run box and press Enter key to open the Windows Registry Editor.

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher

Now in the left pane check if a key Launcher_ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen exists. If yes, good. If not, you will have to create it.

To do this, right-click in the left pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value key.

Name it Launcher_ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen.

Its values are as follows:

  • If you want to show the Power button on Windows 8.1 Start Screen, you will have to give it a value 1.
  • If you want to hide the Power button on Windows 8.1 Start Screen, you will have to give it a value 0.

Launcher_ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen

Since you have no Power button on the Start Screen, you will have to give it a value 1 to be able to show it.

Show or remove Power button on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

Restart your computer to see the results.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.