How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed

How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed

How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed

Using this guide people can learn how to keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed and continue using their laptop with external monitors when the laptop lid (screen) is closed.

1. Right-click the Start button and select “Settings.”

Keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed

2. In Settings, click the search bar and type “lid,” then click the “Change what closing the lid does” result that appears beneath it.

Keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed

A “System Settings” window will open (this is part of Control Panel, which is the legacy setup program for Windows.) Under “Power and sleep buttons and lid settings,” you’ll see several options that let you choose what happens when you press the power or sleep buttons on your device.

Near the bottom, you’ll see “When I Close the Lid.” If you want your laptop to stay awake while not plugged in (and on battery power only), choose “Do Nothing” under the “On Battery” column. If you want your laptop to stay awake with the lid closed only while plugged in, use the drop-down menu in the “Plugged In” column and select “Do Nothing.”

Warning!
If you allow your laptop to stay powered on with the lid closed while on battery power, you may accidentally run down your battery without realizing it, so be careful.

Keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed

After that, click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the window.

Keep a Windows Laptop Awake with the Lid Closed

 

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