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How to change or disable the Lock Screen Timeout on Windows 10

Windows 10 turns off the lock screen after you've been inactive for over a minute. This is called a timeout, and its purpose is to save battery power on laptops. If you want to be able to control this timeout and have no such power setting, follow the simple steps below:

1. Open the Windows Registry: search for "regedit", right-click and "Run as administrator"

2. Navigate tot the following key in the left pane:

3. Change the "Attributes" key: in the right pane, change the "Attributes" key value from "1" to "2", then click OK and close the registry editor.

4. Use the Power Options to change the lock screen timeout: In Control Panel (press Windows+R, type: control), find the "Power Options" under "Hardware and Sound", then choose "Change advanced power settings" > change the "Console lock display off timeout" setting to the number of minutes you prefer.

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