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Turn Off the hard disk (on battery)

This policy setting specifies the period of inactivity before Windows turns off the hard disk. If you enable this policy setting you must provide a value in seconds indicating how much idle time should elapse before Windows turns off the hard disk. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can see and change this setting.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Power -> PowerSettings -> 6738E2C4-E8A5-4A42-B16A-E040E769756E # DCSettingIndex

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Power Management -> Hard Disk Settings

Notes

* 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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