How to Prevent Your Computer From Going to Sleep?

As a laptop user, you probably know that Windows laptops default to going into sleep mode when you close the lid. Under most circumstanves, this makes a lot of sense. But sometimes you may wonder how to close the lid without putting it into sleep mode.

For this, you can change that setting. Not only can you keep the laptop on when you close the lid, you can also set it to hibernate, shut off, or “Do nothing.”

For Windows 7/Vista Users

When it comes to Windows 7 and Vista, you can use different settings for when the laptop is on battery or on AC power.

  1. Click Start, type power, and select Power Options.
  2.  Click Choose what closing the lid does, and select your options.

For Windows XP Users

  1. Right-click the desktop and select Properties.
  2. Click the Screen Saver tab, then the Power button in the lower-right corner.
  3.  Click the Advanced tab. Select an option from the “When I close the lid of my portable computer” pull-down menu. 

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