Windows 10: Win 7 to Win 10, how do I prevent sleep/time out? ON 24/7 Solved

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 and OSX
       29 Dec 2017 #1

    Win 7 to Win 10, how do I prevent sleep/time out? ON 24/7


    Hi everyone.

    I've been running a software on Windows 7 laptop and it was great. I set it to Presentation Mode and it never sleep and every time I come back and move the mouse (monitor turns on), I am ready to work.
    I now have a Samsung TabPro S with Windows 10 1709 and I couldn't figure out how to get the same Presentation Mode to always stay on. I only have a Balanced Mode.

    I trying Google and most tutorial asks me to change PC Sleep to Never, which isn't what I wanted.

    TLDR: How do I treat my Win 10 tablet like a desktop so I can 1. Move the mouse 2. Monitor comes back on 3. Start working
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  2.    29 Dec 2017 #2

    The question there is
    a. which devices can potentially wake your tablet from sleep
    b. which devices are enabled to do so
    c. whether that includes a mouse.

    See the powercfg command (command prompt) for more info.
    E.g. comand prompt>
    powercfg /?

    However, if you don't want the device to sleep, then you're looking instead at turning off the display.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 and OSX
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    The question there is
    a. which devices can potentially wake your tablet from sleep

    I actually want an app that can keep my tablet to stay awake.
    b. which devices are enabled to do so
    c. whether that includes a mouse.

    See the powercfg command (command prompt) for more info.
    E.g. comand prompt>
    powercfg /?

    However, if you don't want the device to sleep, then you're looking instead at turning off the display.

    Win 7 has a display goes to sleep after certain minutes. When I move the mouse, it's turn on again.
    Please see above
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  4.    29 Dec 2017 #4

    Don't understand- I'll leave it with you. Good luck.
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  5.    29 Dec 2017 #5

    Are you specifically asking for a way to disable sleep but still have the monitor automatically turn off after a timeout?

    This should already an option but I don't have a Windows tablet to verify. What does your Power & Sleep settings look like?

    Edit: It looks like the TabPro S supports Modern Standby. Are you trying to run a desktop app (i.e. non-Windows Store app) in the background while your tablet has its screen turned off? Please run "powercfg /a" and paste the output here.

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  6. Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       29 Dec 2017 #6

    I have my Laptop setup similar to what PolarNettles shows:

    Turn off the screen after 5 minutes on battery, 10 minutes plugged in.
    Sleep after 10 minutes on battery, 20 minutes plugged in
    Hibernate after 1 hour on battery, never plugged in.

    Just set yours so when it's plugged in it will turn off the screen after what ever length of time you like, never sleep or hibernate and you have what you want. You come back, move the mouse and you system is alive and fully operational.

    I wouldn't run it that way on battery though as that would drain it very quickly.
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  7. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 and OSX
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #7

    Thanks guys.
    I applied the following and it's behave exactly as my Win 7 setup.

    1. Disable auto updates, so it won't restart by itself.
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/03/al...on-windows-10/

    2. Disable lock screen. Now the monitor will turn off after a set time and when I move the mouse I am ready to go.
    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-d...10-lock-screen
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  8. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 and OSX
    Thread Starter
       30 Dec 2017 #8

    I spoke too soon.
    The Disable Lock Screen doesn't work 100%. I still get the lock screen after a longer time frame.
    Win 7 still rules.

    story said: View Post
    Thanks guys.
    I applied the following and it's behave exactly as my Win 7 setup.

    1. Disable auto updates, so it won't restart by itself.
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/03/al...on-windows-10/

    2. Disable lock screen. Now the monitor will turn off after a set time and when I move the mouse I am ready to go.
    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-d...10-lock-screen
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  9. Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       30 Dec 2017 #9

    Check all power profiles, even inactive ones. I know it sounds silly but I've had inactive power profile settings apparently (no proof) affect my system. Now I setup both profiles (Balanced and Power Saver) the same and so far (6+ months) all has been well).
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  10. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 and OSX
    Thread Starter
       30 Dec 2017 #10

    story said: View Post
    Thanks guys.
    I applied the following and it's behave exactly as my Win 7 setup.

    1. Disable auto updates, so it won't restart by itself.
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/03/al...on-windows-10/

    2. Disable lock screen. Now the monitor will turn off after a set time and when I move the mouse I am ready to go.
    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-d...10-lock-screen
    3. Disable Required Sign-In from Sleep
    CanCreators - Microsoft Community
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