This article will help you to add power options to Windows 8 desktop Context Menu.

In Windows 8 you need to access Power Button to Restart, Shut down or Sleep your Windows 8 PC. As there is no Start Menu or Start Button in Windows 8 task bar, this Power Button is in the Settings Charms bar (Windows Key + I) of Windows 8. So whenever you need to restart or shut down your PC, you need to open Settings Charms bar to access the Power Button. What if you could add this power button to the desktop context menu in Windows 8? It would definitely reduce the effort to shut down or restart your Windows 8 PC. You do not need to perform any registry tweaks. Here, I have created two .reg files. They will do the job for you.

Windows 8 power button

Follow the tutorial below to add power options to your desktop context menu.

Steps to add power button to Windows 8 desktop context menu

1. Download the .reg files. You can download them from Here

2. After downloading the file, extract it and double-click on Add_Entry.reg file. If you get any UAC dialog box, click on Yes.

3. Registry Editor dialog box will appear. Select Yes to continue.

click yes to continue

4. You will get a Success message. The keys and values contained in Add_Entry.reg file is added to the registry.

values added to Registry

That’s it. Now, open your Desktop screen and do right-click on the free space, you will see the Power option along with Lock, Switch User, Sign out, Shut down, Restart options.

power button added

If you want to remove the Power Option from your context menu perform the same steps with Remove_Entry.reg file.


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.



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