1.    20 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Rochester, NY
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit

    After each restart, Screen timeout is reset to "Never"


    Every time I restart my computer (Windows 10 Home 64 bit), the setting under Power & Sleep -> Screen which controls the length of time before the screen blacks out is reset to "Never" . I don't want Windows to do this. I want this setting to stay at 10 minutes. How can I change this so that it remains at 10 minutes after a re-start?
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  2.    20 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Poland
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Paige Miller View Post
    How can I change this so that it remains at 10 minutes after a re-start?
    Try to enter Advanced Settings below your Power options plan and change the Screen setting. I guess it has a higher priority, if you like, to set the correct time.
    Last edited by Win10Pro; 21 Dec 2016 at 04:14.
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  3.    21 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Rochester, NY
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Win10Pro View Post
    Try to enter Advanced Settings below your Power options plan and change the Screen setting. I guess it has a higher priority, if you like, to set the correct time.
    That was a good thought, but it didn't fix the problem.
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  4.    21 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Check also screen saver settings. could be just blank screen saver picture.
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  5.    21 Dec 2016 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Poland
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Maybe you'll find any hints under this link.

    I've just read on a local, Polish, forum a suggestion to check ALL the programs running in the background to see if any of them is not a culprit. In other words: maybe one of the settings of an X application is set to: Reset screen timeout to Never after Windows reboots

    I know it sounds crazy but I would add to that list ALL the periferals. If everything fails I start by eliminating even the most improbable options.

    Have you tried to:
    1. boot your PC in Safe Mode?
    2. check BIOS settings?
    3. turn (temporarily or for good) off Fast Startup? - on some machines it's not working correctly
    Last edited by Win10Pro; 22 Dec 2016 at 06:31.
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