ACPI Shutdown and Windows 7 or Vista

A little something that had me scratching my head for a while and may save others some time....

When you try to close the window of a VirtualBox virtual machine session, a dialog pops up thus:

In the past, the "Send the Shutdown signal" has sent a Powerdown message which caused Windows XP vm's to gracefully shutdown.

But on Windows 7 vm's, the default Power Options when installed on a laptop are undefined:

So to get the previous behaviour you need to change the Power Options as follows:

Hope this saves someone some time.

-FB

Comments:

Thank you so much! You have ended much headscratching for this geek.

Posted by Eicos on February 08, 2010 at 01:55 PM GMT #

Thank you Fat Bloke.

chet

Posted by chet on May 05, 2010 at 02:47 PM BST #

Yes, indeed it helped against my struggle.

This problem wasted 3 hours of my life which I will never get back. Thank you Microsoft.

Posted by doorito on June 08, 2010 at 05:04 PM BST #

thanks - definitely saved me some time!

Posted by guest on March 30, 2012 at 06:40 PM BST #

So obvious when you know it, but it had me scratching my head for a while. Thanks for this tip!

Posted by RolfK on August 02, 2012 at 09:05 AM BST #

Thanks! This was bugging me.

Posted by guest on October 01, 2013 at 03:48 PM BST #

NAAAA!!! Solve also the Triky Server 2012 Shutdown ACPI Problem on Virtualbox Host...That's it!
Thx

Posted by guest on December 06, 2013 at 12:08 PM GMT #

Thank you, Citizen! That helped me today.

Posted by Kevin on January 15, 2014 at 07:25 PM GMT #

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