Change Power Options



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  • To change the Power Options, first click on the Windows Logo on the bottom left corner of the screen and click on Control Panel on the right pane.

Start Menu


  • If your Control Panel looks like the one below:

Control Panel Categories


  • Click on the Hardware and Sound heading the click on the Power Options heading.

Hardware and Sound

Power Options


  • Otherwise, your Control Panel should look like this:

Control Panel Icons


  • In which case, you can just click on Power Options.


  • From here you can change when you want to put the computer to sleep and other various power settings.

Power Options Window


  • There are some settings you cannot change because they are set by the Administrator. These settings will be greyed-out.

Page last modified April 18, 2014