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Windows 7: New to windows 7, Help please! =)


15 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
New to windows 7, Help please! =)

Hello, i just bought this new hp computer today, huge upgrade from my old dell 2400. Im a complete newbie to windows 7 though, its very user friendly and easy to use but i have a quick question. Im downloading world of warcraft and im having some trouble, for some reason the launcher which is downloading the program keeps closing everytime the computer goes to sleep? Im redirected to the login screen, after logging in the download has stopped, and i must restart it. In order for it to finish i must leave the computer on over night. How to i keep windows 7 from closing the launcher, which cancels the downloading of the program?

Thanks in advance!


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15 Dec 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go here: Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings and where it says "Put the computer to sleep", set it to Never
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15 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ok, hope this works. Thanks for the quick reply.
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15 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Don't worry, it will work - unless you have a power failure.

PS: Do not forget "Save Changes" after you changed the setting.
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15 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ok, good news and bad. After being directed to the login screen and prompted to log in the download is still active, but now the login screen is popping up every 2 minutes, whats going on?
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15 Dec 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Shut the PC completely down and restart.
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15 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Kinda defeats the purpose of me wanting to keep the downlaod active , but if thats the only solution.........
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15 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

No luck, my comp keeps locking every 2 minutes! Help please =/.
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16 Dec 2010   #9

 
 

It could be the setting in the 'Screen Saver Settings' dialog in the screenshot. Make sure it's unchecked.


James


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16 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks james.
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