How to Set Away Mode to Continue Sharing Media on HP Notebooks In Windows, set Away Mode to continue sharing media in a low power state, like Sleep or Hibernate mode. Right-click the Battery icon, and then select Power Options. Next to your power plan, select Change plan settings, and then select Change advanced power settings. Expand Multimedia settings, and then expand When sharing media. Select the drop-down menu for the power option you want – either On battery or Plugged in, and then select Allow the computer to enter Away Mode. If desired, set Away Mode on the other power option. Select Apply, and then select OK to save your Away Mode settings.