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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       22 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 sleeps after 3 minutes, no matter what.


    Ever since i downloaded windows 10 my lenovo idea pad will go to sleep after only 3 minutes of inactivity. Iv'e gone into the setting and changed it to what I want but no matter what I do it it stays the same. It's extremely frustrating could anyone please help.

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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 568
    Windows 10 and windows 8.1
       22 Aug 2015 #2

    Probably related to settings prior to upgrade. Do you recall the settings on your previous system? I have a similar problem with one laptop in relation to telling it never to ask for a password after it sleeps and every time it sleeps it wants a password! I will eventually check registry and see what's up!
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10
       22 Aug 2015 #3

    have you checked your BIOS settings? Try doing a BIOS reset to factory default.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       22 Aug 2015 #4

    magilla said: View Post
    Probably related to settings prior to upgrade. Do you recall the settings on your previous system? I have a similar problem with one laptop in relation to telling it never to ask for a password after it sleeps and every time it sleeps it wants a password! I will eventually check registry and see what's up!
    Before the update I had it set to an hour of inactivity before it would go into sleep mode and I never had a problem with it but from the moment I updated it has always been like this.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #5

    Jacobwestern1 said: View Post
    Before the update I had it set to an hour of inactivity before it would go into sleep mode and I never had a problem with it but from the moment I updated it has always been like this.
    Ditto - My laptop is sleeping every minute of inactivity as if it was a phone not a laptop. Driving me crazy as it needs a password on wake up every time.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       25 Aug 2015 #6

    Finally found the solution,just in time too because I swear I was about to go insane.

    Right click on desktop > Power and sleep > Additional power settings > Choose when to turn off the display > Change advanced power settings > Restore plan defaults

    I don't know why but this completely got rid of the issue and I was then able to make the settings whatever I wanted.

    Hope this helps!
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    MS Windows 10 Home
       23 Sep 2015 #7

    Driving me (and my wife) nuts too.


    Since upgrade from Win 8 to Win 10 I had this same issue and I checked multiple times my settings. It would randomly sleep after about 1 minute but sometimes it would wait the time actually defined in the settings. I have done your suggested reset now and then changed my settings back to what I wanted. I'll just have to see if this fixes it. Since it is random it may take a few uses of the laptop to ensure it is working correctly now.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    MS Windows 10 Home
       28 Sep 2015 #8

    My HP Envy laptop still sleeps within 1 or 2 minutes randomly. It almost seems to alternate between 1 or 2 minutes and then my full minute settings. I did not have this issue with the original Win 8 that came on the laptop only since going to Win 10. Note, I have a USB mouse/keyboard and monitor hooked up via a HDMI cable so not sure if that is contributing to this issue or not.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       24 Nov 2015 #9

    Jacobwestern1 said: View Post
    Finally found the solution,just in time too because I swear I was about to go insane.

    Right click on desktop > Power and sleep > Additional power settings > Choose when to turn off the display > Change advanced power settings > Restore plan defaults

    I don't know why but this completely got rid of the issue and I was then able to make the settings whatever I wanted.

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks for this. It was driving me nuts too. I had my own custom power plan and I guess it got corrupted when I upgraded from W8.1 or was incompatible with W10. Anyway, I deleted that plan and reverted to using one of the default ones on default settings as you recommended and it works now. Thanks so much!
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  10. Joined : Jan 2016
    San Francisco
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       08 Jan 2016 #10

    Alternative fix


    I had this problem on a Lenovo e550 purchased with Windows 10 installed. I corrected it with the fix mentioned in another thread on this forum at Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
    Issue seems to mainly be with laptops using external keyboard and mouse, and waking from the external device.
    I did the fix just a few hours ago, but it seems to have worked for me and a number of others.
    Regards,
    Howard
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