Add or Remove 'When sharing media' in Power Options in Windows  

    Add or Remove 'When sharing media' in Power Options in Windows

    Add or Remove 'When sharing media' in Power Options in Windows

    How to Add or Remove 'When sharing media' from Power Options in Windows
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    28 Dec 2021
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" from Power Options in Windows


    The When sharing media setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options allows users to specify what your computer does when a device or computer is playing media from your computer.

    Users can specify the following actions below:

    Allow the computer to sleep = Devices and computers will not be able to play media from your computer while it sleeps.

    Prevent idling to sleep = Devices and computers will be able to play media from your computer unless you put it to sleep.

    Allow the computer to enter Away Mode = Devices and computers will be able to play media from your computer while it is in Away Mode.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the When sharing media setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options using Command Prompt
    • Option Two: Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options using REG file


    EXAMPLE: "When sharing media" in Power Options
    Add or Remove 'When sharing media' in Power Options in Windows-when_sharing_media_in_power_options.png






    OPTION ONE

    Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options using Command Prompt


    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

    (Add - default)
    REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\9596FB26-9850-41fd-AC3E-F7C3C00AFD4B\03680956-93BC-4294-BBA6-4E0F09BB717F /v Attributes /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

    OR

    (Remove)
    powercfg -attributes 9596FB26-9850-41fd-AC3E-F7C3C00AFD4B 03680956-93BC-4294-BBA6-4E0F09BB717F +ATTRIB_HIDE

    3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options using REG file



    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\9596FB26-9850-41fd-AC3E-F7C3C00AFD4B\03680956-93BC-4294-BBA6-4E0F09BB717F

    Attributes DWORD

    1 = Remove
    2 = Add


    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "When sharing media" to Power Options

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_When_sharing_media_to_Power_Options.reg

    Download


     3. To Remove "When sharing media" from Power Options

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_When_sharing_media_from_Power_Options.reg

    Download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 12
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       #1

    if this is removed is that the equivalent to 0/never/off? or lets say one of the choices is picked and then i remove it, will those settings be stuck until i add this option again?
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  2. Posts : 68,259
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    lavinnyv said:
    if this is removed is that the equivalent to 0/never/off? or lets say one of the choices is picked and then i remove it, will those settings be stuck until i add this option again?
    Hello, and welcome.

    Each option in the tutorial is just a different way to do the same thing. You can add and remove this power option setting on demand without affecting what it's currently set to.
      My Computers


 

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