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How to Disable Automatic Sleep Mode in Windows 8/8.1

The sleep mode is a power saving state in Windows8.1/8,which can extend the battery life for your laptop or tablet. If your PC or laptop fails to wake up from automatic sleep mode, or the display turns off, you still have solutions to fix this issue by disabling the automatic sleep mode. Below are what you can try, let’s take a look together.

Part 1: Disable Sleep Mode in Windows 8/8.1

To disable auto sleep mode in Windows 8/8.1, just follow the given below steps:

Step 1: Press the “Windows” key, type “Control Panel” to bring up the Apps page and then click “Control Panel” to open the window.

control panel

Step 2: Click “Power Options” to open the window and then select “Change When the Computer Sleeps” in the sidebar to open the Edit Plan Settings window.


Step 3: Click the “Turn off the Display” drop-down list and then select “Never.”


Step 4: Click the “Put the Computer to Sleep” drop-down list and then select “Never.” Click “Save Changes” to close this window.

Step 5: Click “Close” to close the Power Options window. Now your computer and screen display will not go into sleep mode.

Part 2: Prevent Computer from Automatically Sleeping in Windows10

For Windows 10 users, the steps below can be for your reference

Step 1: Open Settings. To do so, click on the Settings app icon on the Start menu or simultaneously press Windows and I keys.


Step 2: Click the first option titled System.


Step 3: On the resulting page, click Power & Sleep.

power sleep

Step 4: Now, under Sleep section, you will see two options:

# On battery power, PC goes to sleep after 

# When plugged in, PC goes to sleep after 

For both options, expand the drop-down menu and select Never. That’s it! Your PC will never go to sleep mode again.


Part 3: Turn-off Auto Sleep Mode in Windows 7

While performing an on-demand scan on your computer, it may be necessary to adjust the power options to prevent the computer from automatically going to sleep mode Here is how it is done on Windows 7.

Step 1: Go to the Power Options under control panel

Step 2: On the left hand menu, select "Change when the computer sleeps"

left hand menu

Step 3: Change the "Put the computer to sleep" value to "Never".

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