How to Enable or Disable Sleep in "Windows To Go" Workspace


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable standby sleep states (S1-S3) on the Windows 8 Enterprise "Windows To Go" workspace USB flash drive.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.





OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable Sleep in "Windows To Go" using REG File


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The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies\Microsoft\PortableOperatingSystem

Sleep DWORD

0 = Disable Sleep in Windows To Go
1 = Enable Sleep in Windows To Go


1. While booted into the Windows To Go workspace USB flash drive, do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.
NOTE: This must be done in the Windows To Go workspace. It will not work if done in the Windows 7 or Windows 8 host pc.

2. To Enable Sleep in "Windows To Go" Workspace
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Sleep_in_Windows_To_Go.reg

download

3. To Disable Sleep in "Windows To Go" Workspace

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Sleep_in_Windows_To_Go.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

8. Restart the Windows To Go workspace to apply.







OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable Sleep in "Windows To Go" using Group Policy

NOTE: This must be done in the booted Windows To Go workspace. It will not work if done in the Windows 7 or Windows 8 host pc.


1. From the Start screen, start typing gpedit.msc and press Enter when finished.
NOTE: You could also press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, type gpedit.msc, and click/tap on OK.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and open Portable Operating System. (see screenshot below)

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4.
In the right pane of Portable Operating System, double click/tap on Allow standby sleep states (S1-S3) when starting from a Windows To Go workspace. (see screenshot above)

5. Do step 6 or 7 below for what you would like to do.

6. To Enable Sleep in the "Windows To Go" Workspace

A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 7A)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

7. To Disable Sleep in the "Windows To Go" Workspace

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


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8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window, and restart the Windows To Go workspace to apply.



That's it,
Shawn