Power Settings do not save

Windows 8.1

Asked by: SuperiorGenes

Every time I go to Settings--> PC and devices -->Power and sleep, I want to change the settings so that when charging, the laptop never goes to sleep. I change it to "Never" and for the screen to turn off after 5 minutes. Yet after 10 minutes the computer goes to sleep. There is no save button to apply these changes and yet when I exit the settings panel and go back to check if they've saved, it has. 

Why won't the settings apply??? 

Answered by: Ramesh.Kumar


Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community Forum.

I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

  1. Did you make any recent changes on your computer prior to this issue?

  2. What is the make and model of your computer?

  3. Are all the device drivers updated?

You can try the below methods to fix your problem and check if it works.

Method 1

I would suggest you to run the power troubleshooter. You can follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Press the ‘Windows + W’ key on the keyboard.

  2. Type troubleshooter in the search box and then press enter.

  3. Click “Find and fix problems” option from the list appeared in the left side.

  4. Click system and security and run the power troubleshooter.

Method 2

If issue still persist then try the steps provided below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

  1. Press Windows Key + X on your keyboard  

  2. Select Control Panel.

  3. Select Power Options.

  4. Click on Change plan settings.

  5. According to your convenience select the time of Turn off the display and Put the computer to sleep.

  6. If you don’t want to get your computer in sleep mode I would suggest you to select never in the drop down list.

Method 3

If issue persists I would suggest you to Reset and restore the power plans to default.

  1. Press Windows key and X at the same time.

  2. Choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the context menu.

  3. In the command prompt, type powercfg –restoredefaultschemes and hit Enter.

  4. Exit command prompt. 

Note: This would reset the power plan settings to default. Any customized power plans would be removed.


Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.


Ramesh Kumar.
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