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Windows 7: Win7 Entering Standby in Midst of a Task

03 Oct 2009   #1
ColdnFrosty

Windows 7
 
 
Win7 Entering Standby in Midst of a Task

I was surprised to see that Win7 does not allow the completion of an executing task before going into standby mode. The example I have is when I transferr a Tivo recording to my PC. I expected that Win7 would allow the transfer to complete before entering its set standby mode (in my case after 45 minutes). But no, it just enters standby after the 45 minutes right in the midst of the transfer.

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03 Oct 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColdnFrosty View Post
I was surprised to see that Win7 does not allow the completion of an executing task before going into standby mode. The example I have is when I transferr a Tivo recording to my PC. I expected that Win7 would allow the transfer to complete before entering its set standby mode (in my case after 45 minutes). But no, it just enters standby after the 45 minutes right in the midst of the transfer.

Comments?
That was an old Vista bug which I thought they'd fixed in W7. Apparently not, or perhaps there was a regression.

Anyway, a while ago I wrote a small wrapper utility that can work around the problem:

Vista goes to sleep while burning DVD - Vista Forums

Short version: use the (steswrap) wrapper to start your own executable, and schedule the wrapper as a task. While the wrapper is running the machine will not go to sleep, and the wrapper will continue to run while the process it spawned (your app) is also alive.
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01 Dec 2009   #3
bemymonkey

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi there, sorry for waking this thread from the dead, but has a more elegant solution for this problem been found? It's really starting to annoy me...

I'd like my machine to go to sleep AFTER the process (usually a video encode or download of some sort) is finished, so most of the workarounds don't work for me (since they don't allow the machine to go to standby at all).

This worked perfectly fine on XP - haven't Microsoft ever heard the phrase "Never change a running system"?
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