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    How to display shutdown message on Win7

    Upgrading an electronic test instrument from Windows XP to Win7. The issue is that the instrument has a custom power supply that is not ACPI compliant. Everything runs OK but when W7 shuts down, it doesn't display the message "It is now ok to shut off your computer" like XP did. It just displays "Windows is shutting down" and then goes to black screen. Since the power supply doesn't shut off automatically, the unit sits there with blank screen and power on. The user doesn't know to shut the power off manually. I assume the message was removed because Win7 requires ACPI supply and shuts it off automatically. Redesigning the power supply to be ACPI compliant is the long term fix, but is there a way I can display a message at the end of the shutdown process tellng the user to shut off the power? TIA!

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    P.F.,

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster.

    Here's a link to some possibilities.
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    Thanks and Thanks! Will try those suggestions. Have also learned I may be able to do what I need with a local group policy, so I'm looking into that as well.

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