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Windows 7: Is there a Sleep setting that can include a screen saver?

21 Jun 2012   #11
DavidE

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You might want to consider using Hybrid Sleep.
With Hybrid when the computer goes to sleep, the hibernate file is also updated with the session.

If the power goes out while sleeping, the PC will resume from Hibernate when you "turn it on".

The most noted negative is it does require the large hiberfil.sys file if hibernate is enabled.
So, disk space could be an issue.


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21 Jun 2012   #12
Melissa2012B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
You might want to consider using Hybrid Sleep.
With Hybrid when the computer goes to sleep, the hibernate file is also updated with the session.

If the power goes out while sleeping, the PC will resume from Hibernate when you "turn it on".

The most noted negative is it does require the large hiberfil.sys file if hibernate is enabled.
So, disk space could be an issue.
Not so much that. I have plenty of HD space. But I want power to shut down to very low levels, run a minimal screensaver, and require a password to restart. Will it do that?
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21 Jun 2012   #13
DavidE

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Hybrid sleep works the same way your current sleep works.
It will use the same amount of power, screen saver will work the same, ...

It just adds hibernate as a "backup" to restore the session if the power goes out while the PC is sleeping.
So, if you turn off the power while the PC is sleeping, your Windows session is not lost.
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21 Jun 2012   #14
Melissa2012B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Don't really need that. I shut programs down before heading for the shower at night.
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22 Jun 2012   #15
DavidE

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I'm still curious about this.

Going back to your OP in post #1
Quote:
My problem is not remembering sometimes, because I come in half asleep when I wake up, and see a black screen, then reach over and hit the UPS button, not realizing I'm turning it OFF instead of ON!
What happens when the computer is sleeping and you accidentally turn off the UPS?
Does that completely turn off power to the PC?

Then, when you turn on the UPS, and turn on the PC,
do you get a warning saying Windows did not previously shut down correctly, and you are given boot options?
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22 Jun 2012   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

One thing that might help retrain you not to touch the UPS:
Cover the power button with paper or tape...
...anything that requires you to wake up a bit more before you can complete "turning it on" (off).
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22 Jun 2012   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
One thing that might help retrain you not to touch the UPS:
Cover the power button with paper or tape...
...anything that requires you to wake up a bit more before you can complete "turning it on" (off).
I agree, and one idea is to tape a bottle cap over the UPS power switch.

But, I would still like to know what happens if the UPS is powered off while sleeping...
curiosity killed the cat !
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22 Jun 2012   #18
Melissa2012B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I'm still curious about this.

Going back to your OP in post #1
Quote:
My problem is not remembering sometimes, because I come in half asleep when I wake up, and see a black screen, then reach over and hit the UPS button, not realizing I'm turning it OFF instead of ON!
What happens when the computer is sleeping and you accidentally turn off the UPS?
Does that completely turn off power to the PC?

Then, when you turn on the UPS, and turn on the PC,
do you get a warning saying Windows did not previously shut down correctly, and you are given boot options?
Yes and yes.
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22 Jun 2012   #19
Melissa2012B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
One thing that might help retrain you not to touch the UPS:
Cover the power button with paper or tape...
...anything that requires you to wake up a bit more before you can complete "turning it on" (off).
Good idea.
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22 Jun 2012   #20
Melissa2012B

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
One thing that might help retrain you not to touch the UPS:
Cover the power button with paper or tape...
...anything that requires you to wake up a bit more before you can complete "turning it on" (off).
I agree, and one idea is to tape a bottle cap over the UPS power switch.

But, I would still like to know what happens if the UPS is powered off while sleeping...
curiosity killed the cat !
I just placed a yellow cardboard DVD cover in front of it, so I cant hit the button. That should help retrain me.

Yeah, if it powers off while asleep, it boots with the options of safe mode and all that, and I just have to tell it to boot normally.

Thanks guys!
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