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Closing the lid on windows 8.1 - behaviour modification

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I have a windows 8 laptop that goes into hibernation whenever the lid is closed and that's exactly how I like it.

Ideally if there was a HDMI cable connected I would like the laptop to remain on - and if no HDMI cable was connected for it to hibernate as usual.

Not hopeful that this is possible but worth asking.
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I don't think that's possible, besides would there not be a heat issue with the lid down and the laptop powered on.

As an aside ...
I used to use hibernation a lot.
I use sleep now most of the time (unless there will be no power available for some time).

It will go from sleep mode to hibernation if the power drops too low.
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engeltje earned 2000 total points
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There is no possibility in Windows to stop hibernating on an external display, npr throug VGA, nor through HMDI.
However, I let the laptop hibernate when running on battery. When power pluged in, it doesn't.
Mostly, when you use an external monitor, you plug the laptop on external power too.

There is no heating problem, as a laptop in a docking station stays closed too.
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