Allow standby states (S1-S3) when sleeping (plugged in)

This policy setting manages whether or not Windows is allowed to use standby states when putting the computer in a sleep state. If you enable this policy setting Windows uses standby states to put the computer in a sleep state. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the only sleep state a computer may enter is hibernate.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Power -> PowerSettings -> abfc2519-3608-4c2a-94ea-171b0ed546ab # ACSettingIndex

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Power Management -> Sleep Settings


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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