I face the problem of my coworker often shutdowns by simply pressing alt+f4 often he shut downs it. Is it there any way to stop this kind of activities in order to prevent accidental shutdown?


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why cant you disable the shut down by changing the keys bindings for Alt+f4 key?

Navigate to registry editor by typing regedit `

Navigate to the following registry location


Then on the right side of Registry Editor, Right Click your mouse to open a list.

Now go to NEW –> Dwood Value.

Name this value as “NoClose“

After creating click on it and give Value Data 1

now reboot your pc ,next time cant shutdown your pc

hope it helps

  • Out of date path. Also, just copy and paste the actual path with \ and everything. Now someone can just paste that into regedit instead of laboriously clicking. Apr 22, 2021 at 4:29
  • The correct path for the NoClose value would be HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer but anyhow, I don't think this answers the question as it seems this prevent Shutdown altogether, and not just from Alt+F4. May 8 at 15:19
  • This is too aggressive; it also hides the shutdown options on the Win-X menu. After activating this, I only was able to shut down the machine by using an administrator console.
    – cskwg
    Sep 10 at 4:07

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