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  1. NikCR7's Avatar
    Hey guys, I have just updated my Surface to Windows 8.1 update but there is one feature missing apparently.

    Here's the screen shot:

    screenshot-16-.jpg

    As you can see I DON'T have the power button beside the search button. I've restarted my Surface 2 but still the issue persists. Anyone have a solution to this matter?
    04-08-2014 02:57 PM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    The search button is the magnifying glass that in the top left next to your account name and picture.

    The power button is in the charm bar then setting then power.
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    04-08-2014 03:03 PM
  3. NikCR7's Avatar
    The search button is the magnifying glass that in the top left next to your account name and picture.

    The power button is in the charm bar then setting then power.
    Well actually in the new update you have the power button and the search button (magnifying glass) beside your account name and picture, not just the magnifying glass.

    I have updated my Surface to Windows 8.1 Update but I'm not getting this feature.
    04-08-2014 03:09 PM
  4. ksbanderson's Avatar
    I read somewhere that full desktops get the power button, and tablets don't. It may be a default you can switch somewhere though.
    Sekyal likes this.
    04-08-2014 03:16 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here's mine, but I'm running 8.1 update 1 x64 on an ultrabook with both keyboard/touchpad and touchscreen.

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    04-08-2014 03:19 PM
  6. testement's Avatar
    I've got the same issue, search but no power button.
    If you look on Microsoft's website about the update it does state that some pc's won't get the power button on the start screen, but being Microsoft's own product you would've guessed that the Surface would.
    04-08-2014 03:21 PM
  7. iampwd's Avatar
    I think it's said that small screen devices, 10inch-ish won't get the power button because you might accidentally tap it.
    04-08-2014 03:33 PM
  8. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Mine has no power button as well but on my Windows 8.1 laptop it does have the power button it seems MS has not included it for RT.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-08-2014 03:33 PM
  9. NikCR7's Avatar
    I've got the same issue, search but no power button.
    If you look on Microsoft's website about the update it does state that some pc's won't get the power button on the start screen, but being Microsoft's own product you would've guessed that the Surface would.
    They stated that devices/tablets less than 8.5" won't get the power button, besides my Surface 2 is 10.6".

    Why is this happening to me? :P
    04-08-2014 03:33 PM
  10. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    They stated that devices/tablets less than 8.5" won't get the power button, besides my Surface 2 is 10.6".

    Why is this happening to me? :P
    It properly happen to everyone with an RT device.
    04-08-2014 03:35 PM
  11. etphoto's Avatar
    You do NOT SEE that power button on any TOUCH TABLETS. That is what I'm reading everywhere.
    NikCR7 and Sekyal like this.
    04-08-2014 03:47 PM
  12. testement's Avatar
    You do NOT SEE that power button on any TOUCH TABLETS. That is what I'm reading everywhere.
    That really does suck
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    04-08-2014 03:50 PM
  13. Dos101's Avatar
    We were told last week at BUILD that the power button will not show up on touch only devices (Surface RT and Surface 2 are considered touch only devices). Now, how does Microsoft define touch only devices is anyone's guess.
    04-08-2014 04:30 PM
  14. PLGomez's Avatar
    We were told last week at BUILD that the power button will not show up on touch only devices (Surface RT and Surface 2 are considered touch only devices). Now, how does Microsoft define touch only devices is anyone's guess.
    Devices that don't come with an attached keyboard.
    04-08-2014 10:05 PM
  15. clechner77's Avatar
    I see the power button on me surface pro 2. So...........
    04-08-2014 10:10 PM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    I thought it was only the case for devices running on an ARM processor where a complete shutdown is not necessary. Anyways, my Surface 2 does not have it either. My 8.1 Pro desktop does.
    Laura Knotek and NikCR7 like this.
    04-08-2014 10:15 PM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as everyone else, no power button.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-08-2014 10:37 PM
  18. Dos101's Avatar
    Devices that don't come with an attached keyboard.
    Thought that was the case too yet the Surface Pro/Pro 2 and Dell Venue 11 Pro both have it, so it seems that Windows RT and devices 8" or less are the ones without it.
    Last edited by Dos101; 04-08-2014 at 11:31 PM. Reason: spelling
    04-08-2014 11:30 PM
  19. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Here's an explanation from Paul Thurrott:

    There was some confusion during the beta about why certain PCs have this button and some do not. But here's the answer: Its appearance is keyed to an internal setting called the Power Platform Role that PC and device makers must set accurately in order to obtain the Windows logo. If this setting is configured as "Slate," the button will not appear, because it would be too easy to tap accidentally and tablet users are comfortable with the edge-based UIs. If it is set to "mobile device," as a laptop or Ultrabook would be, the button will appear.

    In other words, it has nothing to do with the availability of features like multi-touch or Connected Standby.
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    04-09-2014 10:00 AM
  20. ShaneRay's Avatar
    I figured this would be a simple registry hack and someone would find it soon enough. Once again, from Paul Thurrott's site:

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...e-power-button
    04-10-2014 04:34 PM
  21. emigrating's Avatar
    Yey, I can get rid of it again. Thanks! Now how do I get rid of the search button?
    04-10-2014 04:37 PM
  22. sportex's Avatar
    As the above comment mentions there is a registry hack if you want to have the shutdown button on your start screen. I have it on my surface 2.
    Attached Thumbnails screenshot-6-.jpg  
    04-11-2014 03:37 AM
  23. nnthemperor's Avatar
    What's the big deal about a power button there? Just swipe in tap settings and the power button. It's just one or two extra taps. Or just hold down the physical power button to put the device to sleep or a few seconds longer to power off.

    Sent from my TF810C using Tapatalk
    04-11-2014 03:48 AM

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