How to Prevent Windows 10 from Entering the Sleep Mode

Microsoft has made it very easy for anyone who has a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, to upgrade their operating system to Windows 10. In fact, they were offering the free upgrade until last month (August 2016), but even now you can get heavy discount if you get Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store or from Amazon. I was quick enough to upgrade my system to Windows 10 last month. But ever since I upgrade my Windows 8 PC to Windows 10, it started to enter into the sleep mode every few minutes. This was very annoying for me – every time I was busy doing something like calling someone on the phone or printing something, the PC went into the sleep mode.

Fortunately, Windows 10 offers a quick way to fix this. Here is how you can prevent Windows 10 from entering the sleep mode:

  1. Click on the Start Menu in the bottom-left corner of your screen and then on the small settings icon.Prevent Windows 10 Sleep Mode
  2. When the settings window opens up, choose Display, notifications, apps, power from the categories.
  3. Select Power & Sleep from the list of sub-categories on the left.Prevent Windows 10 Sleep Mode
  4. Here you can configure the number of minutes/hours after you system has been idle, it will enter into the sleep mode. You can select Never for both On battery power and When plugged in for the Sleep settings.Prevent Windows 10 Sleep Mode
  5. Similarly, you can also choose to make Windows 10 never turn off the screen so that the PC screen is always switched on – a very good option if you decide to read something or watch videos on Youtube.

Using these steps, you can make your Windows 10 PC stay on without turning off the screen or entering into the sleep mode. Personally, I use this setting for the work computer as I do not want to wait for the PC to recover from the sleep mode every few minutes. But for the home PC, you can actually save a lot of power by using the default Windows 10 settings.