May new laptops running Windows 7 are configured in such a way that they go to sleep when you close their lid. This might be a really way of saving energy when not in use, but many people, like me, who will schedule some work on the laptop like backups or downloads may not like this feature.
By closing the lid, i just want to get some privacy so that nobody can see my laptop screen and I want the downloads and data backup to continue while I have closed the lid. Closing lid also helps to save power because display of the laptop also consumes considerable part of your laptop battery / power. However you can still turn off your display even when the lid is open using this tool called MonitorOff
In this post, I will give you a step by step guide on How To Prevent Windows 7 Laptop from Sleeping On Closing Lid.
Just follow these simple steps:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Power Options. Click on “Change plan settings” for the power plan that you usually use as shown below.
2. On this Edit Plan Settings Window, click on “Change advanced power settings”.
3. On this Power Options window as shown below, scroll to the “Power buttons and lid”, click on the small “+” symbol there, it will expand the options. Then click on the “+” symbol in front of “Lid close action” , click the “On battery” option and select the option called “Do nothing”, likewise click on “Plugged on” and select “Do nothing”.
Click apply and OK at the bottom of this window.
This is it, i hope you find this tutorial easy to follow, Check out – Computer Tips And Tricks articles on Trouble Fixers.