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Power Options - Add or Remove "When sharing media"


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Power Options - Add or Remove "When sharing media"
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the When sharing media setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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How to Add or Remove When sharing media in Power Options in Windows
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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the When sharing media setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options in Windows


information   Information
The When sharing media setting in Power Options will let users configure power settings for when devices and computers are playing media from your computer to either allow the computer to sleep, prevent idling to sleep, or allow the computer to enter Away Mode.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "When sharing media" setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

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

Note   Note
This could be handy if you wanted to set this how you wanted, then remove the setting to prevent other users from being able to change it in Power Options.


EXAMPLE: "When sharing media" in Power Options

Power_Options_When_sharing_media.png




Here's How:

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\9596FB26-9850-41fd-AC3E-F7C3C00AFD4B\03680956-93BC-4294-BBA6-4E0F09BB717F

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add



1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.


2. To Remove "When sharing media" from Power Options
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Remove_When_sharing_media.reg
download

3. To Add "When sharing media" to Power Options
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.​
Add_When_sharing_media.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 Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC Vista), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

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



That's it,
Shawn


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Windows 10 compatibility

Hi Brink,

Great forum here. Do you know if these reg edits will work for Windows 10? After googling around, it seems that the "When sharing media" option is often unavailable in Windows 10 systems that have touch screens.

Thanks,
Jacob
 

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Hello Jacob, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

I just tested this in Windows 10, and it will work in it as well.
 

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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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You're most welcome. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone