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How to set the "System unattended sleep timeout" in Windows 10 so that your computer won't go to sleep & lock your screen after a few minutes

If your computer goes to sleep and locks your screen after a few minutes and this is not what you have set in your power settings, then this could be due to your "System unattended sleep timeout" settings.

In order to see your "System unattended sleep timeout" setting, below is what you can do;

  • Go to advanced power settings
  • Find Sleep>"System unattended sleep timeout" and set the "On battery" and "Plugged in" timeout settings.
  • If you can't see this setting;
    • Open up your "Registry Editor" by running it as an administrator
    • In the file, go to the following location, double click on the Attributes and set the value to 2 and save. This will make the "System unattended sleep timeout" section visible in your Power options window.
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\
        SYSTEM\
        CurrentControlSet\
        Control\
        Power\
        PowerSettings\
        238C9FA8-0AAD41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\
        7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0





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