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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


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Add or Remove 'When sharing media' in Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove 'When sharing media' in Power Options in Windows
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)
powercfg -attributes 9596FB26-9850-41fd-AC3E-F7C3C00AFD4B 03680956-93BC-4294-BBA6-4E0F09BB717F -ATTRIB_HIDE

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.






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