Question How to set "turn off hard disk after: never"

britechguy

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Same place it's always been, and as noted, it's in the power profile.

Control Panel, Power Options. Then, depending on whether you're wanting to tweak the power plan you're currently using, in which case activate the Change plan settings link next to the plan you've currently got in use, then activate the Change Advanced power options link and find the Hard Disk entry.

If you're trying to create a whole new power plan then hit the Create a power plan link instead and go through the process.
 

onespeedbiker

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As britech said above, in the "Change Advanced power options" link, double click "Hard disk"> , DC Turn off the Hard disk and then, at Settings (minutes) set the wait time settings, but there is no never setting, but you can choose up to 10,000 minutes Windows 10 will wait before it turns off your hdd.
 
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britechguy

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@onespeedbiker: Whether you like the convention or not, in cases where zero, literally zero, is nonsensical it is frequently used as a replacement for infinity (which is never turn off).

It is not Microsoft alone that uses this convention. Not by a long shot.
 

britechguy

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And I typed "0 seconds" when I meant "0 minutes."

But I've encountered exactly this "zero means infinity - time wise or count wise" convention being used when zero could not legitimately represent zero more times than I can count.

At least we're all on the same page now.
 

britechguy

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The phrases, "You say tomato, I say to-mah-to," and, "Six of one, half a dozen of another" both spring to mind.

I must say I am surprised that MS is not consistent in actually displaying "Never" as "Never," but since it is, in actuality, 0 . . .
 

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