• Windows 8 Sleeps Every 2-5 minutes after being woken from sleep

Issue: A laptop running Windows 8 sleeps every 2-5 minutes when it is woken from sleep by a USB keyboard or mouse.

  1. Open the link below to download a file that will add the option to adjust this setting in the control panel: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/226237d1344885862-power-options-add-system-unattended-sleep-timeout-add_system_unattended_sleep_timeout.reg
  2. Run the file and provide the necessary administrator permissions.
  3. Right click on the battery icon in the system tray and click “Power Options”.
  4. Click “Change Plan Settings.”
  5. Click “Change Advanced Power Settings.”
  6. Expand the “Sleep Tree.” Under “System unattended sleep timeout,” change the values to 0.