January 25, 2016

The adventures of moving to windows 10: Cannot configure it to never sleep.

One of the firsts problems I faced with windows 10 was that no matter what power plan configuration I use it always goes to sleep after two minutes (even after changing the sleep timing to never).

The solution was quite easy, it was just modifying the registry as follows and then adjusting the new option that appears on the power plan.


  1. Open REGEDIT and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0
  2. Edit the "Attributes" element and set a value of 2 (Probably actual value is 1).
  3. Open your power plan (in my case was "High performance") and then click on "Change advanced power settings:/
  4. The option that was unavailable before is "sleep/System unattended sleep timeout"
Once you change the minutes in there you will get control back of the sleep timeouts of your machine, I just configured those as 180 minutes for both cases.