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Windows 8.1 Tablet Screen Timeout

I recently purchased a new Windows tablet hybrid. Specifically, this one:


For reasons that simply escape me, this thing shuts off the screen after like 1 or 2 minutes regardless of what I set in the Power Plan Settings. Is there a magical setting that I need to adjust in order to make the screen timeout less frequently? As a slow reader, it's frustrating when the darn things shuts off the screen in the middle of a paragraph!
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John

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Michael Dyer

I think this sounds like a hardware issue - I'd return that unit for a replacement.  It has to be under warranty.
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I bought it at Costco, so I'm sure they'll replace it its defective.

So my screensaver was set to "None", and it had a value of 1 minute. All my previous experience with Windows tells me that this would suffice. However, leaving it a "None" and bumping the timeout up to 10 mins seems to have cleared it up. Weird.

Thanks!
John

@käµfm³d  - Thanks for the update and I am glad that settings fixed it in the end.
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