Let's say I start a long-running process on my computer, and it is imperative that it not be interrupted (E.g. formatting a large drive).
I can't trust myself (or others using the machine) to remember to not hit the startmenu's
Shut Down &/or to not press the physical button on the case.
How would I go about removing the ability for my computer to shutdown?
I've thought of one way;
- in the startmenu's properties, change what the button does (to
Power Options, change what the physical button does (to
But maybe a more generic way is needed; what if there's something unforeseen (like a program trying to shut the machine down, or a sleep timer).
I don't think hibernate or sleep will be an issue because this machine is in 'performance' mode, but let's assume it will be a problem to make any answers usable by others.
Do all the various methods for shutting down a Windows machine elicit the same
How hard is it to rename it/remove execute access to it?
I know Windows likes to replace items in it's Sys directories upon startup if they've been messed with, but that's ok. If the computer managed to turn off, it's too late anyway.