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How to Add or Remove "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" in Power Options in Windows 7 and 8


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By default, Windows 7 and 8 will attempt to prevent system standby when connected to a remote share or file. This would be to prevent any ongoing file transfers over the network from failing due to the system unexpectedly entering standby. However, there may be many cases where the system is connected to a remote share and it is okay to enter standby.

The "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" power option setting lets you turn on or off to allow your machine to go to sleep when files opened remotely have not been written to.


This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" setting under Sleep in Power Options for all users in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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

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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: "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" in Power Options

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Here's How:

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\d4c1d4c8-d5cc-43d3-b83e-fc51215cb04d

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add



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


2. To Remove "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" from 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.

Remove_Allow_Sleep_with_Remote_Opens.reg

download

3. To Add "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" to Power Options

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

Add_Allow_Sleep_with_Remote_Opens.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 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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