Disable sleep?

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  1. bjanssen

    bjanssen New Member

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    Hi!

    I'm thinking of trading in my MacBook Air for a surface pro 3 and have a question. I use my MacBook as a server of sorts that needs to remain on when it is plugged in and never go to sleep. I understand the surface pro 3 locks out some of the power settings. Is it possible to make the surface pro 3 stay on when plugged in?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Yes, it is possible.
     
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    Great! Thanks for the prompt response!

    BJ
     
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    You're welcome! When you're ready, post back here for help. You'll have to enable Hyper-V and make a few adjustments. No big deal though, probably take you all of 3 minutes.
     
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    Hmm. That doesn't sound ideal. I thought enabling hyper-v meant disabling connected standby? I'd like to keep connected standby, particularly when unplugged.

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    I've done some more digging around. Do you think this would work?

    1) Enable Hyper-V to get access to power profiles.
    2) Set the balanced profile to never sleep when plugged in.
    3) Disable Hyper-V to get Connected Standby back.

    The primary reason I need this is if I am seeding torrents, I don't want the thing to keep turning off.

    Thanks again!
    BJ
     
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    You don't need to go into that much trouble, just go into the Power Settings and Change Plan Settings and set Sleep to Never while Plugged In.....
     
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    Oh excellent, so it's not locked out? Great result!
     
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    Yes... there are Power Options available...
     
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    Correct. You don't need to do any workaround.

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    Aw snap, my bad. I was totally confusing the issue with the WiFi performance thing...
     
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    No worries
     

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