Once you close the lid, Windows 10 usually puts your laptop in low power sleep mode. When you connect your laptop to an external monitor, this can be a challenge. Closing the lid of your laptop and putting it in your bag while it is still on can cause some serious issues due to terrible ventilation or blockage of the air. Your laptop will keep running, drain your battery and probably even overheat your bag. You will need to sleep, hibernate or shut down your laptop manually using its power buttons or in the Start menu settings instead of just closing the lid. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to hold your computer on with the Lid closed on Windows 10.

Keep Notebook on with the Lid closed on Windows 10

To hold your computer on with the Lid closed on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step:

Right click on the power icon. Choose the Power Options as highlighted in the following image.

As soon as you will choose the Power Options, the following screen will appear.

Select the option named Choose what closing the lid does from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will choose this option, the following screen will appear.

Now look for the option named When I close the lid. Select Do nothing option from the On battery and Plugged in drop downs. Then click the Save changes button as highlighted in the above image.

Now whenever you will close the lid of the laptop, you don’t need to be switched to sleep mode.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to hold your computer on with the lid closed on Windows 10.

Keep Notebook powered on with the Lid closed on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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