Preventing shutdown or sleeping of laptop when the lid is closed

When you close the lid of your newly shipped ThinkPad and IdeaPad or laptop in general, it would go into sleep, much like an Apple laptops. While with Apple laptop you can’t switch off this feature from within the OSX (i.e. have to use Insomnia), this is not the case with the Windows laptop, so i am going to show you how.

1. Get into your CONTROL PANEL, which you can do by either

  • Pressing on the Start Button -> Control Panel

start menu

  • Pressing Windows key (between alt & ctrl button) + E at the same time, which opens   Computer Panel window, where there is a shortcut for ‘Open Control Panel’.

Computer Control Panel Option
2. When you are in the CONTROL PANEL, go into POWER OPTIONS.

Control Panel

3. Select the ‘Choose what closing the lid does’ option in the left part of the panel of options.

Power options

4. Now choose ‘Do Nothing’ from the ‘When i close the lid’ drop down list.

Power Options System Settings

5. Click ‘Save Changes’

6. Now you can use the laptop normally even when the LCD is closed.

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