How to Keep your Laptop Running With the Lid Closed

keep laptop running with the lid closed

Sometimes it might become necessary to keep laptop running with the lid closed. For example you might be working on a important document, or downloading some update files. And if you don’t have time to save the work you are working on, you just close the laptop lid and leave.
What do you think would happen with the documents (or any work you were working on). This will depend on how you have configured your Laptop in the power options what to do when the Lid is closed”.
I have written a post on How to make your Laptop Hibernate automatically when you close the Lid. This is one of the best power option settings (I feel).
But if you are on-line and downloading something, than configuring your laptop power plan to keep laptop running with the lid closed, will be a good option too. This will also come handy specially when you are updating some system files or programs. So even if you close the LID, you want your update to go on without interruption .
So how do you configure to keep laptop running with the lid closed. This tutorial is specially for windows 7,8 the same can be applied in windows XP also but there may be little difference in the menu, however the idea is same.

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