How to Turn Off Sleep Mode in Windows 10 [Quick Guide]

You can use Settings or Control Panel to disable sleep mode.

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Key notes

  • Disabling sleep mode means your computer will consume more power and may take longer to start up from a shutdown state.
  • This guide will mention various ways to turn off sleep mode. 
How to Turn Off Sleep Mode in Windows 10 [Quick Guide]

Sleep mode is a power-saving feature that helps conserve energy by putting your Windows 10 computer into a low-power state. 

While this feature can be helpful, there may be times when you want to disable sleep mode to prevent interruptions or complete maintenance tasks.

In this guide, we will walk you through different methods to turn off sleep mode in Windows 10. Let’s start! 

What are the different ways to turn off sleep on Windows 10? 

1. Use the Settings 

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app. 
  2. Click System.System Settings turn off sleep mode windows 10
  3. Now select Power & sleep.Power & Sleep
  4. Under Sleep, choose Never from the dropdown menu. 

2. Use the Control Panel

  1. Press the Windows, type Control Panel, and click OpenControl Panel sturn off sleep mode windows 10
  2. Select Category for View as and click Hardware and SoundHardware and Sound turn off sleep modeWindows 10
  3. Choose Power OptionsPower Options Windows 10
  4. Locate the current power plan, and click Change plan settings.Change plan settings
  5. Now click the Put the computer to sleep option and choose Never from the dropdown list. Put the computer to sleep

3. Use the Command Prompt

  1. Press the Windows key, type Cmd, and click Run as administrator.CMD turn off sleep mode windows 10
  2. Type the following command to disable hibernation &  turn off sleep mode, and press Enter: powercfg -h off

4. Use the Group Policy Editor

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.GPEDIT turn off sleep mode windows 10
  2. Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open Group Policy Editor.
  3. Navigate to this path: Computer Configuration \Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Sleep Settings
  4. Select and double-click  Allow Standby States (S1-S3) When Sleeping (Plugged In)Turn off sleep settings Windows 10
  5. Select Enabled and set the time to Never
  6. Click Apply and OK.

5. Use the Registry Editor

  1. Press Windows+ R to open the Run dialog box.REGEDIT RUN COMMAND
  2. Type regedit and click OK to open Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to this path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power
  4. Double-click CsEnabled and change the Value data from 1 to 0.CS enabled turn off sleep mode windows 10
  5. Restart your computer.

6. Use the Device Manager

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run console.Device Manager RUN COMMAND
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open Device Manager
  3. Double-click to expand System devices.
  4. Go to system devices and double-click it to open Properties.
  5. Switch to the Power Management tab. Power Management turn off sleep mode windows 10
  6. Removed the checkmark next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. 
  7. Click Apply and then OK

7. Use the BIOS settings 

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to System.System Settings
  3. Go to Recovery, under Advanced options, and click Restart now.Recovery Advanced startup - turn off sleep mode windows 10
  4. Now under Choose an option page, click Troubleshoot.Choose an option - Troubleshoot
  5. Select Advanced options.Advanced options
  6. On the Advanced options page, select UEFI Firmware Settings.UEFI 2 turn off sleep mode windows 10
  7. Click Restart.UEFI Restart
  8. Select the appropriate option to reach BIOS. For example, go to Power Management or ACPI settings
  9. Locate Sleep Mode or Suspend Mode.
  10. Choose Disabled or Off.

8. Use the Task Scheduler 

  1. Press the Windows key, Task Scheduler, and click OpenTask schedular start menu
  2. Click Create TaskCreate task - turn off sleep mode windows 10
  3. Name the task Disable Sleep ModeCreate task Disable Sleep Mode turn off Windows 10
  4. Go to the Conditions tab, and remove the checkmark next to Start the task only if the computer is idle for.Start the task
  5. Under the Actions tab, click New.Actions
  6. In the Program/script field, type powercfg.exeNew ACTION
  7. For Add arguments field, type change -standby-timeout-ac 0
  8. Click OK

9. Use the Windows PowerShell

  1. Go to the search bar, type Powershell, and click Run as administrator. Windows Powershell turn off sleep mode windows 10
  2. Copy and paste the following command to change the standby timeout for when the computer is plugged into 0 and press Enter: powercfg -change -standby-timeout-ac 0

10. Use the Windows Registry 

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run console. REGEDIT RUN COMMAND turn off sleep mode windows 10
  2. Type regedit and click OK to open Registry Editor.
  3. Click File, then click Export. Finally, save the .reg file in a desired location to back the registry entries. File export
  4. Navigate to this path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0Attributes registry editor turn off sleep mode windows 10
  5. Double-click on Attributes and change the Value data to 2.
  6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

So, these are different ways to turn off sleep mode on Windows 10. Try them and let us know what worked for you in the comments section below. 

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