How Do I Retain The Display On My Monitor After Closing My Laptop? (Windows XP)

Set your Laptop to Stay on When the Lid is Closed

The steps below are a functionality of your computer, not your monitor. If this troubleshooting does not work or any of the options are grayed out, please contact your computer manufacturer for further troubleshooting.

To set your laptop to stay on when the lid is closed, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure all open windows are closed or minimized.
  2. Right click on your background. A menu will appear.

  3. Click on "Properties." The Display Properties window appears.
  4. Click on the "Screen Saver" Tab.

  5. Click on the "Power..." button. The Power Options Properties window appears.

  6. Click on the "Advanced" tab.

  7. In the "When I close the lid of my portable computer" field select "Do nothing."

  8. Click "Apply" and then click "OK."

  9. Click "OK" in the Display Properties window.

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