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?


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 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 GUID 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 the lid is closed.

  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 DWORD 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
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    After step 5, I also had to change my settings back and forth for both "On Battery" and "Plugged In". Once I changed these both to "Do Nothing", then I could change "On Battery" back to "Hibernate", and everything worked as expected. – Josh Noe yesterday

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