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Jul
2008

Disable Windows Vista and XP notebook from sleeping or hibernating on closing the lid

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microsoftIf you have a laptop or a notebook, you know only too well that, if you close its lid, the system will go on sleep or hibernation mode. This means that the computer is off as well as its screen. To resume what you were doing it is sufficient to lift the lid and wait some seconds for the system to turn on again. If you don’t want to wait because you need to work immediately upon opening the lid, here is a little trick which can help you prevent the system from sleep, stanby or hibernation.

Windows Vista

  1. Log on your computer as Administrator. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Maintenance.
  4. Click Power Options.
  5. Click Change Plan Settings for your current Plan.
  6. Click Change advanced power settings.
  7. In the Power options menu, look for Power buttons and lid. (scroll the menu down if necessary)
  8. Expand Lid close action.
  9. Set the option Lid close action to Do nothing for On battery and Plugged in.
  10. Click OK.

Windows XP

  1. Log on your computer as Administrator. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Performance and Maintenance.
  4. Click Power Options.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Under Power buttons, for When I close the lid on my portable computer option select Do nothing from drop down menu.
  7. Click OK.



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