• 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”.
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  4. Click “Change Plan Settings.”
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  5. Click “Change Advanced Power Settings.”
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  6. Expand the “Sleep Tree.” Under “System unattended sleep timeout,” change the values to 0.
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