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Published on 04.13.09 by Brent Trahan

Set the Amount of Idle Time Before Windows 7 Goes to Sleep

Learn how to set when Windows 7 goes to sleep.

Set when Windows 7 Sleeps

  1. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
  2. Open Power Options in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to edit.


  4. Change the drop-down menu next to Put the computer to sleep to the amount of idle time before the PC goes to sleep and then click Save changes.


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8 Responses to “Set the Amount of Idle Time Before Windows 7 Goes to Sleep”

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  1. Ana says:

    Excellent source of solutions, I appreciate it.

  2. Keith says:

    Thanks for that i was trying to figure this out because im downloading patches that take hours

  3. Ibrahim says:

    Thanks. I need to download stuff whilst i’m away and this tip is VERY HELPFUL!

  4. Sriram says:

    Thanks..it is very helpful..to download…

  5. Kiran says:

    Thank yu very much….its very helpful and clear

  6. Rizwan says:

    Thank you very much! It was really helpful and informative.

  7. Rick says:

    You need to list:
    Step 1 Open Control Panel From start
    Step 2 Open “Hardware and Sound”
    Step 3 Power Options.

    There is no way to go from step 1 to step 3 (your step 2) on my computer.

  8. KJ says:

    Thanks right to the point

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