How to Fix Sleep Mode Problems on Windows 8, 8.1

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If you use Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 you have the app “sleep mode” necessary to keep your Laptop or your Desktop PC on a minimum power consumption mode and to minimize the time you wait for the computer to start up every time you want to watch a movie or play a game.
How to fix Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Sleep Mode
Sleep mode for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is a very good app to have around, either you’re going out to buy groceries or you have something else to do for a couple of hours if you activate this feature on your Windows operating system the power consumption will be greatly lowered without having to turn off your PC and wait for it to start up again when you come back. Seeing that a lot of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users are having trouble enabling this app I have decided to show you exactly how it is done in a few steps below.

Tutorial on how to fix your sleep mode on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

There are several methods that I am going to show you below on how to fix your sleep mode and make it run as it should on your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

First tutorial:

  1. When the PC starts up we will need to press and hold the “Windows logo key” button and the “X” button (Windows+E)
  2. In the menu showed we need to click (left click) on “Command Prompt (Admin)”
  3. Now we need to type “restore all your power schemes to the default Windows State “exactly how it shows in the quotes.
  4. Let’s reboot the PC
  5. Lets click (left click) on the Charm bar situated on the right of the screen and in there we need to click (left click ) on ”Settings” icon
  6. Click (left click) on “Control panel” icon
  7. In the upper right of the window showed right next to “View by:” we need to select “Small icons”
  8. Now let’s click (left click) on “Power options” in the “All control panel items” window.
  9. In the windows showed we need to double check that the option that says “Balanced” is checked.

Second tutorial if the first one did not work:

  1. Lets click (left click) on the Charm bar situated on the right of the screen and in there we need to click (left click ) on ”Settings” icon
  2. Click (left click) on “Control panel” icon
  3. In the upper right of the window showed right next to “View by:” we need to select “Small icons”
  4. Now let’s click (left click) on “Power options” in the “All control panel items” window.
  5. Right next to the plan you have selected, it should be “Balanced”, click (left click) on “Change Plan settings” situated on the right of the “Balanced” plan.
  6. Lets click (left click) on “Changed advanced power settings”
  7. Click (left click) on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”
  8. Let’s look at “Allow hybrid sleep” in the window we opened and make sure this feature is set to “ON”
  9. Let’s look at “USB Selective suspend” in the window we opened and make sure this feature is set to “ON” as well.
  10. We will need to reboot the computer and see if the issue is fixed.

Third tutorial :

  1. Lets click (left click) on the Charm bar situated on the right of the screen and in there we need to click (left click ) on ”Settings” icon.
  2. Click (left click) on “Control panel” icon.
  3. In the upper right of the window showed right next to “View by:” we need to select “Small icons”.
  4. Let’s click (left click) on “HomeGroup” in the “All control panel items” window.
  5. Click(left click) on “Leave HomeGroup”.
  6. Reboot the PC.

Forth tutorial:

  1. Lets click (left click) on the Charm bar situated on the right of the screen and in there we need to click (left click ) on ”Settings” icon.
  2. Click (left click) on “Control panel” icon.
  3. In the upper right of the window showed right next to “View by:” we need to select “Small icons”.
  4. Let’s click (left click) on “Network and sharing center” in the “All control panel items” window.
  5. Click(left click) on “Change adapter settings”.
  6. Click(right click) on the adapters and click (left click) “Disable”.
  7. Now we need to check if the PC will go to sleep mode.
  8. If it goes to sleep mode then the problem is with one of the network adapters and in this case we will need to update it.

Fifth tutorial:

  1. Try to unplug any USB devices that might be on your PC like for example : USB stick, Printer.
  2. After you unplug these USB devices try to put your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating system to sleep and see if it will work.

These are the several tutorials on how you can fix your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 PC into going to sleep mode. If you have anything else to add to this or any opinions on the matter please let us know below.

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