Faster boot times and power downs are yours — and all you have to do is open the Control Panel System and Security menu, then configure the Power Options settings. Let’s look at them one by one.
Turn off your PC with touch of a button, not a bunch of clicks
Pop quiz: How many clicks does it take for you to shut down Windows?
If it is any more than one, that’s a waste of clicks – and your time. Whether your PC is a desktop or a laptop, Windows Shutdown default has always been a multi-click affair. In Windows 7, you had to open the Start menu by either mouse click or pressing the Windows key on your keyboard. Then you have to click the Shutdown button. In Windows 8 to 10, it is a three click Cha-Cha-Cha: click or press Start, click Power, click Shutdown.
There are a couple of ways you can optimize your computer, no matter what the version of Windows, by changing the Power settings with Power Options. With a laptop, type lid in the Start search bar. On a desktop PC, type power but in the Start search bar and select Change what the power buttons do. In each case you will get customizable drop down menus for various power plans. By selecting When I press power button and selecting Shutdown, you can now power off by just pressing the power button on your computer. In other words, the power button is now like an on/off switch.
You will notice the other options are Sleep, Hibernate, and Do nothing.