How to Remove Sleep Option in Windows 10

When you click on the Power icon in the Start menu, you’ll see the “Sleep” option.

You can remove this option if you do not want it.

This tutorial shows you how to remove this option. You’ll no longer see the Sleep option in the Shut Down Windows pop-up, accessed by pressing Alt + F4, Power user menu, and Power menu when you remove it.

You can do this task in three different ways. Pick one you like.

Method #1

Open the Run command. Type Powercfg.cpl and then press the Enter key.

Click the “Choose what the power buttons do” link on the left sidebar. You can find the link above “Choose what closing the lid does.”

Hit “Change settings that are currently unavailable.” 

At the bottom, click on Save changes after unchecking the Sleep option. You can find the latter between Turn on fast startup (recommended) and Hibernate.

That’s all. Note that you can add this option by following the steps above and selecting the Sleep option.

Method #2

Type gpedit.msc in the Run box and then hit the Enter key.

Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.

Double-click on “Show sleep in the power options menu.”

Select Disabled and click OK.

That’s all.

Note: You can add this option by following the steps above and selecting Enabled.

Method #3

Open the Registry Editor. I suggest that you back up the Registry before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > FlyoutMenuSettings.

Double-click the “ShowSleepOption” and provide 0 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s it. To add this option, change the value from 0 to 1.


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