I just unpacked my new Sony Vaio, with windows 8 pro installed. Everything is nice, so I tried setting my power management options. The "When I close the lid" option only list:
The "Do nothing" option is not present.
I've seen loads of stuff on google where people ask or explain how to set this option to "Do nothing", but in all my power plans this option is absent…
Can I use a tool to prevent this, or is there a way to force windows to show me this option (and that it actually works)?
powercf /q guid gives me this output:
Subgroup GUID: 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 (Power buttons and lid) GUID Alias: SUB_BUTTONS Power Setting GUID: 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 (Lid close action) GUID Alias: LIDACTION Possible Setting Index: 000 Possible Setting Friendly Name: Sleep Possible Setting Index: 001 Possible Setting Friendly Name: Hibernate Possible Setting Index: 002 Possible Setting Friendly Name: Shut down Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000 Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000
Other sections have different enumerations where 000 stands for No action