I seem to locked in a deadly struggle with Windows10 over the power settings on a new PC. I do not want the screen going to sleep. I do not want the machine to hibernate. Yet, every week or so - this week now TWICE - Windows10 has reset my PC so the screen goes black after 5 minutes and the hibernate kicks in at 15 minutes.
1) I have set the main power settings to NEVER turn off the monitor and NEVER hibernate.
2) I have set up my own power plan with the EXACT SAME SETTINGS, but Windows keeps flipping the PC from my custom setting, to the standard windows setting.
3) I have even gone into the advance settings and verified that monitor and hibernate are set to NEVER.
This is a desktop PC, so there is NO BATTERY to worry about.
Have I forgotten ANYTHING?
My old machine, that I retired in September NEVER had this issue.
I run an AV program. I keep Windows Defender up to date. I do not go around visiting risk sites and I don't download stuff from sketchy sites or gimmicky publishers.
But I cannot figure out what I can to do to make this blasted operating system stop adjusting my settings.
Do I pull the drives out of a brand new computer, throw it and the operating system in a dumpster go buy an Apple? Because no one at Microsoft will give any of us a straight answer on this., and looking back over the support area, this is nothing new.