How to prevent screen turning off in Windows 10

Windows by default uses power plans, these power plans have settings that try to optimize your battery and normal power consumption as good as possible. Therefor after a couple of minutes, your laptop, tablet and so on screen will automatically turn off to save energy, since your screen is one of the biggest consumers this is a good idea.

However in some cases you don’t want this to happen. In this tutorial I will show you how to prevent the screen turning off in Windows 10 and Windows 8.

How to prevent screen turning off in Windows 10

1. Right-click or tap and hold the Windows Start Button. (You can also press the Windows and X key at the same time)

2. Then select Power Options

Windows 10 Power Options How to prevent screen turning off in Windows 10 prevent screen turning off

Windows 10 Power Options

3. In the left pane click on “Choose when to turn off the display”

Windows 10 Power Options How to prevent screen turning off in Windows 10 prevent screen turning off

Windows 10 Power Options

4. You can now choose when you want the display to turn off. If you want the display / screen to never turn off then select Forever.

Turn off Screen in Windows 10. How to prevent screen turning off in Windows 10 prevent screen turning off

Turn off Screen in Windows 10.

Be aware that having a still image on your screen for too long can damage your screen, make sure you have an screensaver set it you have your display somethings still at the same thing for hours.

We hope this tutorial helped you How to prevent screen turning off in Windows 10 & 8 if you need more help feel free to visit out forums. Were will be happy to assist you further with any problem you might be having.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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