Make windows honor my setting to do nothing when I close the lid of my computer

by Gabriel Fair   Last Updated May 21, 2018 23:01 PM

My Windows Version 10.0.15063 computer (Dell Precision 5520) will go to sleep when I close the lid, even though in the settings I have specified to do nothing. See image:

windows 10 power options

I've tried restarting my computer and toggling it, and creating my own power profile. The setting persists but windows is not honoring it.

How can I fix this?

Answers 1

The issue is that the setting in the control panel is not changing the attribute in the registry. This could be due to a group policy, a third party power management tool, or due to a windows bug.

  1. run the following command in a cmd prompt to see what power settings are being honored by your system: PowerCfg /q
  2. Find the setting for closing your lid. For me its

    Subgroup GUID: 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347
    Power Setting GUID: 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 enter image description here Notice the current setting is 1. That means it will sleep when I close the lid

  3. Open regedit. You can search for it in the start menu
  4. Go to the following entry: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347\5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936
  5. Change the Attributes Key to have a value of 0
  6. If you want to change the other power profiles you can go into the DefaultPowerSchemeValues subfolder and change those Attributes values to be 0 as well
Gabriel Fair
Gabriel Fair
May 21, 2018 22:53 PM

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