Dell Laptop – Drains battery in Sleep

You may have ONE of these two symptoms:

  • Laptop drains battery in sleep. When you take the laptop out from bag, it is freaking hot
  • OR Pressing Power Button or Start Button to Sleep, Laptop goes back to logon screen or refused to go to sleep.

I got this solution that worked for me. It’s Sleep Settings in the local policy console. Open GPEdit.msc and go to

Local Computer Policy >>> Computer Configuration >>> Administrative Templates >>> System >>> Power Management >>> Sleep Settings.

Configure the settings as in this screenshot.

If your laptop has Intel Management Engine driver installed, disable the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” in driver settings in Device Manager.

  • Open Device Manager and go to <Computer Name> >>> System Devices >>> Intel Management Engine Interface.
  • Right click on Intel Management Engine Interface, choose Properties, then go to “Power Management”.
  • Disable the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” setting

Lastly, disable the “Connected Standby Mode” by changing this Registry Key.

  1. Run Registry Editor (regedit)
  2. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power
  3. Change the value for CsEnabled from 1 to 0 

Don’t forget to Reboot your computer to take effect these settings.

After reboot, try going to sleep (not you, the laptop).

iPhone: Download photos/vidoes to Windows 10 computer

Usually you can connect iPhone to your Windows 10 computer with the USB cable and download the photots/videos using File Explorer.

But you may get into this issue. After connect the iPhone to Windows 10 computer you may get this error when trying to download the media content.

“Something went wrong. Your files might not have been imported”

Most likely the issue is Apple’s stupid ideas of what we need. iPhone will try to convert the Video or Photo before it can transfer to other computer (or AirDrop to other iPhone or Mac computer). Windows 10 computer cannot wait till iPhone converts the Video file. It times out and you get this error.

FIX: Super simple fix is

  • Remove the USB cable from iPhone
  • Go to iPhone settings
  • Scroll down to Photos and open it
  • Scroll down in Photos settings to find “Transfer to Mac or PC” setting
  • It is bydefault set to “Automatic” (means freaking convert the Video file for transfer). Set this setting to Keep Originals

Now try reconnecting the USB cable back to Windows 10 computers, try download the Photos/Videos using File Explorer or Photos app.