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