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I have a laptop which has the power button on the side, making it very easy to accidentally bump it and shut down my computer while I am using it. Is there some way I can have Windows display a prompt before shutting down when the power button is pressed?

Note: I know I can change it so that the power button sleeps, hibernates, etc. but that is not what I am asking. I want the computer to shut down when I hit the power button, but ask me first.

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  • I don't think there is such an option in the newer Windows versions. But you can change something in the system that you'll get a prompt for the reason for the shutdown. See this answer: superuser.com/a/1065968/235723 It works and you can press escape to stop the shutdown. – Rik Oct 2 '16 at 20:48

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