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Windows 7: How to automatically hibernate after sleep?

12 Dec 2015   #1
R3B3LCAUSE

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How to automatically hibernate after sleep?

I use Steam Big Picture Mode to control my PC's frequently. It has an option to put the computer to sleep but not to hibernate. I don't ever use regular sleep mode because my computers always end up waking themselves up and it drains my laptops battery. I've heard that it is possible to set a Windows 7 computer to automatically hibernate after being asleep for a certain amount of time, but I can't figure out how to do this. I tried setting "hibernate after" in my advanced power settings, but this just hibernated the computer after x minutes of inactivity instead of x minutes of sleep, which I do not want. Is there a way to get the computer to automatically hibernate after sleeping for a certain amount of time, or even better some way to eliminate sleep mode altogether and just use hibernate instead?


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12 Dec 2015   #2
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

a bat file perhaps ? :

@echo off
echo HIBERNATE
timeout /t 30 /nobreak
shutdown -h -f

(set the timeout to your desire)

or

create a task with the task scheduler utility?
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12 Dec 2015   #3
R3B3LCAUSE

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How would I trigger the .bat file though?
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12 Dec 2015   #4
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R3B3LCAUSE View Post
or even better some way to eliminate sleep mode altogether and just use hibernate instead?
I set the settings like this if i want hibernate only.
This is for a desktop, you might need to look at more settings for a laptop.

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12 Dec 2015   #5
R3B3LCAUSE

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R3B3LCAUSE View Post
or even better some way to eliminate sleep mode altogether and just use hibernate instead?
I set the settings like this if i want hibernate only.
This is for a desktop, you might need to look at more settings for a laptop.

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I don't want my computer to ever hibernate automatically though, only when I tell it to. Using this method hibernates the computer automatically after 45 minutes of inactivity
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12 Dec 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I misunderstood
You can try to get a bat file working as suggested by R3B3LCAUSE

Quote:
I don't ever use regular sleep mode because my computers always end up waking themselves up and it drains my laptops battery.
I would try to figure out what causes the unwanted wake-up.
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12 Dec 2015   #7
R3B3LCAUSE

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think its my antivirus scan most of the time, but it also happens if my mouse moves even the tiniest bit. But even if it would stay asleep I dont like sleep mode because hibernate saves battery better
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12 Dec 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If it's the mouse you can disable "Wake Up" in Device Manager / Mouse / Properties / Power Management.
I've had problems with wireless mice and keyboards, so i disable wake-up for these.
I don't use AVG AV, so i don't know what settings are available.

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12 Dec 2015   #9
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R3B3LCAUSE View Post
How would I trigger the .bat file though?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R3B3LCAUSE View Post
..., only when I tell it to.
shortcut and/or key
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