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Windows 7: Sleep option disabled in powercfg.cpl

17 Oct 2010   #1
Angel of Death

Windows 7
Sleep option disabled in powercfg.cpl

So I can't change the sleep option for AC. The Power Configuration will not let me change the value. The field, which is set to 'Never', is greyed out. There is a warning that basically tells me to check the Group Policy settings.
  • Note 1:
    I can change all other power configuration options apart from this one
  • Note 2:
    This happens on all 4 Windows 7 machines in my network (private home)
  • Note 3:
    I run SBS 2003 and have a domain. I am pretty sure that there is no Group Policy that can be set to prevent a user from changing the sleep value. I have looked and none of the policies are even close. All polices that have anything to do with power configuration are undefined.
  • Note 4:
    I have checked the group policy settings on the computers and no, I can't find a policy that would prevent anyone from changing the sleep timer.
  • Note 5:
    Yes, of course I have admin rights on the computer.
Please, please, help. This is driving me absolutely bananaz!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

Have you tried creating your own power plan?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2010   #3
Angel of Death

Windows 7

Thanks, but yes. It is still disabled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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