What difference between "Shut Down" and "Turn Off"?


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Don Phillipson

We have two identical IBM M52 terminals here, both with XP SP3 updated to
date.
The Start Menu on one shows two choices at bottom right "Log Off" and "Shut
Down"
The Start Menu on the other shows "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer."

Each has its own distinct menu, "Shut Down" with a drop-down menu of
choices,
"Turn Off Computer" with 4 hot buttons (including cancel.)

Why the difference? These installations were supposed to be identical.
 
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micky

We have two identical IBM M52 terminals here, both with XP SP3 updated to
date.
The Start Menu on one shows two choices at bottom right "Log Off" and "Shut
Down"
The Start Menu on the other shows "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer."

Each has its own distinct menu, "Shut Down" with a drop-down menu of
choices,
"Turn Off Computer" with 4 hot buttons (including cancel.)

I don't know the answer to your question, but... if you press shift
the Standby button will change to Hibernate. Better yet, you don't
even have to press shift, just press H and it will hibernate.

Except of course maybe not in your wacky computer!

Well, mine doesn't have a drop down menu but a new window with 3
buttons side by side, plus Cancel.
Why the difference? These installations were supposed to be identical.

Could one of these computers be running in win2000 mode?
 
Z

Zo

We have two identical IBM M52 terminals here, both with XP SP3 updated to
date.
The Start Menu on one shows two choices at bottom right "Log Off" and "Shut
Down"
The Start Menu on the other shows "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer."

Each has its own distinct menu, "Shut Down" with a drop-down menu of choices,
"Turn Off Computer" with 4 hot buttons (including cancel.)

Why the difference? These installations were supposed to be identical.

Maybe someone decided to make a change to the Start Menus to satisfy
their needs perhaps? You can make changes through the Control Panel -
Task Bar and Start Menu.
 
A

aeroloose

We have two identical IBM M52 terminals here, both with XP SP3 updated to
date.
The Start Menu on one shows two choices at bottom right "Log Off" and "Shut
Down"
The Start Menu on the other shows "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer."

Each has its own distinct menu, "Shut Down" with a drop-down menu of
choices,
"Turn Off Computer" with 4 hot buttons (including cancel.)

Why the difference? These installations were supposed to be identical.
Could be one is XP Home, and the other is XP Pro. Home has
the Fisher-Price look (colorful buttons and a small Cancel).
IIRC, Pro looks more "business-like," with the vertical
menu and more choices.
 
G

Good Guy

We have two identical IBM M52 terminals here, both with XP SP3 updated to
date.
The Start Menu on one shows two choices at bottom right "Log Off" and "Shut
Down"
The Start Menu on the other shows "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer."

Each has its own distinct menu, "Shut Down" with a drop-down menu of
choices,
"Turn Off Computer" with 4 hot buttons (including cancel.)

Why the difference? These installations were supposed to be identical.


Could be something to do with this:

<http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...urn-off-your-computer-in-windows-media-center>

I don't use XP anymore.
 
B

Ben Myers

Don Phillipson said:
We have two identical IBM M52 terminals here, both with XP SP3 updated to
date.
The Start Menu on one shows two choices at bottom right "Log Off" and "Shut
Down"
The Start Menu on the other shows "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer."
Each has its own distinct menu, "Shut Down" with a drop-down menu of
choices,
"Turn Off Computer" with 4 hot buttons (including cancel.)
Why the difference? These installations were supposed to be identical.
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)

To switch between the two, go to "Control Panel", "User Accounts", click "Change
the way users log on and off" and check or uncheck "Use the Welcome Screen" as
desired. Then click "Apply Options". Note that the start menu itself doesn't change
until the computer is restarted or the user logs off and back on.

Ben
 
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Don Phillipson

Don Phillipson said:
We have two identical IBM M52 terminals here, both with XP SP3 updated to
date.
The Start Menu on one shows two choices at bottom right "Log Off" and
"Shut
Down"
The Start Menu on the other shows "Log Off" and "Turn Off Computer."
Each has its own distinct menu, "Shut Down" with a drop-down menu of
choices, "Turn Off Computer" with 4 hot buttons (including cancel.)
Why the difference? These installations were supposed to be identical.

To switch between the two, go to "Control Panel", "User Accounts", click
"Change
the way users log on and off" and check or uncheck "Use the Welcome
Screen" as
desired. Then click "Apply Options".

Bingo! Thank you.
Five NG readers responded, one cogently: oh well.

DP
 
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aeroloose

Bingo! Thank you.
Five NG readers responded, one cogently: oh well.

DP

They were all cogent; one happened to fit your particular
issue. You're welcome for the responses.
 
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