Prevent Windows Laptop From Sleeping When Lid Is closed

If you have a Windows laptop, there may be some scenarios under which you may prefer that the computer not¬†go to sleep when you close the lid. One example could be if the laptop is connected to a dock and being used as a workstation with an external monitor. Here’s how to change that behavior:

  1. Open Control Panel and choose “Hardware and Sound.”
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  2. Choose “Power Options.”
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  3. Click “Choose what closing the lid does” from the panel on the left.
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  4. Under the “Plugged in” column and in the “When I close the lid:” row, choose “Do nothing” and “Save changes.”
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