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In regard to your inquiry, normally the option for “shut down” should be available on “Power buttons and lid”.
Since that option is not showing in there, what we recommend is to do the Windows updates.
Also, on the following link you will find the Infrared driver for your NUC, please install that driver:
Besides that a BIOS update will be useful to fix this problem, on the link below you will find the instructions of how to do a BIOS update using the F7 method:
And this is the .BIO file needed to do it for version 0042, first file on the left:
Any questions, please let me know.
I finally had some time to really dig into this.
I've followed your instructions, but they did not work. After browsing the web a bit more I have found the solution.
Indeed I had to follow the steps as listed in the other post I already linked to in my first post (change values in the registry).
In the "basic" menu for what the power/sleep button does the sleep button turned blank (I still had the option to choose sleep, hybernate etc, but not sleep). I left it blank here.
But when I went into the power schemes and changes advanced power settings I could set the function of the sleep button to shut down. So the sleep button now works as a shut down button under this particular power scheme.
Next to that I have configured my network cards to not be able to wake up the NUC.
All seem to be working as it was in the past!
Anyway thanks for your help.