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Windows 8.1 won't retain changes to power option settings

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 won't retain changes to power option settings

    I've been trying to change my power options. I go into Power Saver, "change plan settings," and try to change the "On battery" setting from "Put the computer to sleep: 3 minutes" to "Put the computer to sleep: Never." (I want to make this change because I have a Dell XPS, and it can have difficulties waking up from sleep.)

    I've made this change a number of times, but after a while my computer simply reverts back to the 3 minute setting on its own. So, I leave the machine alone for a few minutes, I come back, and it's asleep...even though I thought I had changed the setting to 30 minutes. And in fact, I *had* changed the setting to 30 minutes; the computer is somehow reverting to 3 minutes on its own.

    Anyone else experienced this? Got an answer? Thanks!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    You might check if Dell's power management software is installed, that would explain your problem. Your power plans should be changed from there.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello beatcal,

    Since this is a Dell computer, it may be the Dell Power Manager software that came preinstalled on the computer overriding Windows's power management settings.

    You could check to see if you have it, and set the settings in it, or uninstall the program.
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