I'm using Windows 10 Home. I don't have the option to sleep / restart / shutdown from the lock screen. There are multiple users on this computer.

I just want this button, can't figure out where to enable it! enter image description here

Mine only has the 2 buttons for "Network" and "Ease of Access". Power button is missing.

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    Are you a local Administrator on this device? I originally asked if you are connected to a domain, which is a stupid question, because I then realized Windows 10 Home can't be joined to a domain.
    – Ramhound
    Dec 4 '15 at 18:39
  • I'm local administrator yes.
    – TechnoCore
    Dec 5 '15 at 19:43

Local Security Policy is probably more user friendly if you have access to it. However, we Windows Home edition users do not.

"Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on." is the same as HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\shutdownwithoutlogon in the registry.

Navigate to this key:

Look for shutdownwithoutlogon, set its value to 1.

If it does not exist, right click → “New” → “DWORD”, name it shutdownwithoutlogon, double click the new DWORD and change its value to 1.

You don't need a restart; if you lock the computer, you will immediately see the power button is back.


Check your local security policy:

  1. Open "Local Security Policy" as an Administrator
  2. Navigate to Security Settings, Local Policies, Security Options
  3. Enable "Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on."

Note: The policy change takes effect immediately.

  • I don't believe I have access to Local Security Policy from Windows Home, I think that is a Pro only feature. Do you know of a different way to access that setting?
    – TechnoCore
    Dec 5 '15 at 19:44

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