How to Change the Screen Timeout or Sleep Time in Windows (Examples)

It is important to note that the option to suspend in Windows takes care of save all open work, the programs, the status of the programs among other options in the RAM memory, the random access memory. So RAM memory is a fast memory so that when the computer is suspended, everything is saved there and when the computer is turned on again all the information is quickly recovered.

Emphasizing that the computer must be found connected to electrical current and if you have a laptop, it must have a battery. Since it is necessary to administer the electrical current to the memory so that it can maintain the state. Because if at any time you find yourself without electricity, you can erase everything, so the suspend saves everything but continues to consume a little energy.

On the other hand, we must bear in mind that with Windows 10 we can turn off the computer screen without having to suspend as well as it is possible to enable or disable the suspension. Therefore, below we will tell you how change sleep time from the screen.

Easily change screen sleep time in Windows 10

Initially it should be noted that the suspension time becomes uncomfortable for some users because they do not know how to change it. For this reason, we will explain below the steps to follow in order to modify it.

Screen shutting down

In the first place, you must enter the computer and on the desktop you have to right click to open a small window where you will find several options, among which stands out “personalization” which you have to click.

Once the new window opens, click on “lock screen” found in the left panel. Next, in the options that it contains, you must search “screen timeout setting”.

In it, the screen shutdown time and screen suspension time will be displayed in which you have to choose the time preferred by the user or if you prefer you can select “never” to avoid the annoyance of suspension. When performing the procedure, you can exit that screen and close the configuration, so when you are again located on the desktop you can right-click again and this time you click on “upgrade”.

Then you can enter the previous customization option to verify if the process was established and carried out correctly.

Steps to change the timeout in Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1

It should be noted that the following procedure can be performed to change the shutdown and suspension time of the Windows 8, 8.1 and 7 system. First of all, for devices with Windows 8 and 8.1 system, the “configuration” option is searched. Once you enter, click on “change PC settings”, so being inside the configuration the first option is selected which is “PC and devices”.

System configuration options

In the same way, when the new window opens, click on the section of “startup / shutdown and sleep”, then you can view the suspension and screen alternatives. In that place you must choose the option of preference, the minutes you want or choose the option “never”.

On the other hand, if you have the Windows 7 system you can click on “start” in this way you can locate the option of “control Panel” which must be opened and located “system and security”. Once you open it, you have to choose “energy options”.

When the new window opens, the section of “choose when screen turns off”. Later you will be able to configure the option to “turn off the screen” and “put the computer to sleep” in which you can indicate the desired minutes.

In short, when applying the desired changes you can save and close the window. In this way we have completed the process, taking into account that if you want you can turn off the screen from the taskbar and also highlighting that Windows 10 offers impressive functions.

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