To add the timeout setting to power options, you just need to make an adjustment to one location in the Windows Registry.

Open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “Regedit.” Press Enter or click “Open” to open Registry Editor and give it permission to make changes to your PC.

In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key, or paste the path into the address bar:


In the right-hand pane, double-click the “Attributes” value to open its properties window.
Change the value in the “Value data” box from 1 to 2, and then click OK.
That’s all you must do in the Registry. Your next step will be changing the timeout setting using Power Options. Should you ever want to remove that setting from Power Options, just go back and change the Attributes value from 2 back to 1?

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