Windows 10: Win 10 Unattended Sleep Timeout - Same as Vista, Win 7,8[.1] ? Solved

  1.    08 Jun 2015 #1

    Win 10 Unattended Sleep Timeout - Same as Vista, Win 7,8[.1] ?

    - Unattended Sleep Timeout key (introduced with Vista). Since the default timeout is 120 seconds, I changed that to prevent the PC from returning to Standby when it's running unattended overnight AV & MBAM scans.

    Is this option still available in Win 10? With Win 7 > Control Panel > Power Options > Change when the computer sleeps > change advanced power settings, here's a screencap that illustrates my question:

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    The corresponding Registry Key is here in Win 7. Path is


    Power Options:

    Registry Key Power Plan
    381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e Balanced
    8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c High performance
    a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a Power saver

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    Does Win 10 have the default 120-second timeout value present and can it be modified as with Win 7?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       08 Jun 2015 #2

    Hello Voyager,

    I just checked the registry in Windows 10, and the System unattended sleep timeout option is still there. It will need to be enabled like in Windows 7 first. The tutorial below can do this for you. :)

    Power Options - Add - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    08 Jun 2015 #3


    That's the same Win 7 Tutorial I used a while back to add that into the Power Options dialog. Worked great.

    Are the Standby modes the same in Win 10 as Win 7)?

    S1 thru S4 ?

    - Voyager 1 ("Scoop" at the Win 7 Forum)
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       08 Jun 2015 #4

    You're welcome. Yep, still the same as below. :)
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