Quote Originally Posted by peterscm View Post
For those who have issue with screen off and the device go to sleep, you can try below registry hack. You can either use REGEDIT or create a reg file.

Creating a reg file.

1. Create a text file at desktop and copy and paste below entry and save it.
2. Then rename the text file (.TXT) to reg file (.reg).
3. Make sure you turn off User Access Control.
4. Then double click the file.
5. Windows may prompt you what program to run. Select from C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe (for 32bit windows) or C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe (for 64bit windows).
6. If double click and the file is opened in Notepad then rename is not successful. Go to Control Panel and change File Option to display File Extension. Retry file rename.
7. If registered successful then restart Windows.
8. Now, you will have full control of Power Setting. You can turn off the Sleep mode. Turn On Screen Off timer.
9. Your device will turn off the screen but will not sleep.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Power]
As Peter said, you need to go into your registry and update CsEnabled to dword:0. This will turn off connected standby.

Then reboot your machine, then go into power settings and change power button setting to "turn screen off" and close lid setting to "do nothing".

I did these steps and now any music will keep playing with screen off. Note you have to turn screen off using power button. Then close the lid. I didn't see any close lid setting for "turn screen off".

There is a you tube video out there that shows how to do all this.