If you press the power button on a Windows 10 PC, it will automatically put the PC to sleep.
Here’s how you can change that:
Select the “Choose what the power button do” link on the “Power Options” screen. You can find the link above “Choose what closing the lid does.”
There are two drop-down lists beside “When I press the power button.” You can find the latter above When I press the sleep button.
Open the list under “On battery.” Here are the options:
- Do nothing – Select this option to disable the power button.
- Sleep – Default option. Choosing this option will make the PC sleep when you press the power button.
- Hibernate – Select this option to hibernate the computer when the power button is pressed.
- Turn off the display – Select this option to turn the display off when the power button is pressed.
Choose the one you prefer.
In the “Plugged in” drop-down list, select the one you want.
Click on the “Save changes” button.
Note: The settings in the drop-down lists beneath “On battery” are only active when the laptop is on battery power. The settings in the “Plugged in” drop-down lists are only active when the PC is connected to a power source.