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Windows 7: sleep shortcut

17 Jan 2009   #1
nikost4

windos7
 
 
sleep shortcut

Hi

I was wandering if anyone knows how to make the sleep shortcut work in windows 7 I tried

Sleep Shortcut - Vista Forums

and

How to create a shortcut to put Windows into sleep mode - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

But nether worked. The first tutorial dose work but only if you use shortcut keys and it still sets off uac every time even if I unticked the box to tell it not too. The second tut made my computer hibernate.
My computer will go to sleep when I do it manually but the auto sleep after x min doesn't work. It just makes the screen black unfortunately. Would this cause problems?


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17 Jan 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Nikost, and welcome to Seven Forums.

On the first tutorial, right click on the shortcut and click on Properties. Under the General tab, click on the Unblock button if there. This may be the cause of UAC popping up on you for it. If it's not there, then it is already unblocked.

If you disable hibernation, then the other one should work as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jan 2009   #3
nikost4

windos7
 
 

Theres no unblock button their.
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17 Jan 2009   #4
nikost4

windos7
 
 

Sorry there was an unblock button. I was looking at the shortcut rather than the script. But the popups keep coming even once its unblocked
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18 Jan 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The best thing to use though is the Sleep power button in the Start Menu in Windows 7.

Power Button - Start Menu


You might also double check your Power Plan settings to see if they are the same for the recommended settings.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Sep 2009   #6
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I followed the Vista instructions, I have UAC disabled, but the shortcut actually shuts down my computer instead of sleep.

Any idea why?
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24 Sep 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello A320,

If you mean the sleep shortcut, then it may be going into hibernation instead of shutting down. If you press a key afterwards, does your computer resume from hibernation?

If so, then make sure that you disable hibernation for it to put your computer to sleep instead of hibernate.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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24 Sep 2009   #8
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi thanks but I already have hibernation disabled. It just does a complete shut down.
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24 Sep 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I just tested it on my Windows 7 and it put it to sleep.

When you download the files, be sure to unblock the shortcut and VBS file in the Sleep Shortcut folder, then copy the Sleep Shortcut folder into the C:\Program Files folder.

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UPDATE:
It appears that in Windows 7, you will need to make sure that the Start Menu power button is set to Sleep for the shortcut to work as well.


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24 Sep 2009   #10
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

UPDATE:
It appears that in Windows 7, you will need to make sure that the Start Menu power button is set to Sleep for the shortcut to work as well.

Yup, that did it! Nice find, thanks a lot.
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