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Windows 7: computers will enter hibernate by themselves

30 May 2016   #1
gwmax44907

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
computers will enter hibernate by themselves

i have 2 different computers:
1. Acer
2. HP

both PC's were running windows 7 (the HP auto-updated to Win 10 a few days ago)

the Acer will hibernate (or the screen will turn off) after about 5 minutes of inactivity.

the HP will hibernate (or the screen will turn off) after about 1 minute whether active or inactivity.

all Power Options and Power Savers on both PC's are turned off. (disabled)

this seemed to have happened only after installing some Win 7 updates.

neither of these PC's did this before the updates.

when the HP auto-updated to Win 10, the same sort of activity was still happening.

does anybody know if there is a Win 7 update that will cause this, & if so, what is the update "KB" number ??? (so i can uninstall it)

if there is NO update that causes this, does anybody know how to fix this problem ???

any help will be appreciated


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30 May 2016   #2
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Hi GW (that sounds presidential)

I am running the same OS on several PC's, both desktops and laptops,
and once I've permanently disabled Hibernate, it never comes back.
And after I've disabled the screen saver for whatever theme I happen
to be on at the time, and I've gone into Power Management in the
control panel and set all options for screen blanking, sleep, etc., to NEVER,
I never have to worry about my screen going black or my PC going
into either Sleep or Hibernate.

Note: When you make changes to things like Power Options, be sure you
"Apply" the changes before you leave the option screen.

Cheers Mate!
TechnoMage
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30 May 2016   #3
gwmax44907

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi TechnoMage2016,

tnkx for the quick reply.

neither PC has a screen saver active.

all Power options are set to NEVER





i work on PC's for friends & family cleaning up virus's, adjusting settings, & install Operating Systems... i have never seen this problem before.

after a Google search i found a few other people with the same problem but never saw a working answer.
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30 May 2016   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gwmax44907 View Post
i have 2 different computers:
1. Acer
2. HP

both PC's were running windows 7 (the HP auto-updated to Win 10 a few days ago)
Could you expand on your OS changing to Win 10? Did it just happen one day? Did you do anything to make it happen? There has been speculation on here about that and it would be of help to everyone if you could state exactly what happened. Thanks,
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30 May 2016   #5
gwmax44907

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi bigmck,

i think the problem was Windows Updates was turned ON so Windows auto-downloaded the Win 10 update.

next time the PC was rebooted, Win 10 was installed.

there are 2 updates you need to watch out for...

KB3035583 (this is the Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications}

& the Update to Windows 10 update (no KB number)

when you see them in the Win updates, choose to "Hide" them by r-click & choose to hide

if you already have the KB3035583 update on your PC, you can uninstall by launch Control Panel, click on Programs > Programs and Features, and in the left side of the screen hit the “View installed updates” section.

look for KB3035583 in the list, (you can search for it in the installed programs search in the top right corner) right-click it and hit the remove option. If you don’t want to be bothered again in the future, just hide it and no other notifications will be displayed because the update won’t be installed again on your PC.
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30 May 2016   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

There is a whole thread here on this happening. How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8 almost a 1000 messages. So all you did was have your Windows Update turned on and one day you turned on your computer and you had Win 10 already installed, is that correct?
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30 May 2016   #7
gwmax44907

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

seems like a nice program... too bad it costs $30 US
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

bigmck,

that is correct
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30 May 2016   #8
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi gwmax44907 i have something to contribute, but i hope it it relevant to your issue. are any of ur computers laptops?

i experienced this last week because i have been testing a custom build. Fiddling at Control Panel>Hardware>Hardware Sound>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings is not enough, u were right to go into advanced power settings. but the important thing to note is when u go through the settings. for my case, i already went through the list straight after windows installation. i had set some options under Display Tree, but this was done before i installed NVidia drivers/dell system software (pretty sure it was the NVidia, but not 100%). then i noticed, my screen still dimmed after a certain amount of time. i found that several additional options were now added under Display Tree in advanced system settings.

i took a closer look and under Control Panel>Hardware>Hardware Sound>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings, 'Dim the display' was correctly set to Never/Never,

BUT

under Advanced Power Settings, the entry entered/changed by the later driver installation for
'Dim display after' was automatically set to :-

On battery: 0 Minutes
Plugged in: 0 Minutes

lol but '0 minutes' and 'Never' are not the same if you think about it. i had no option to set it to proper 'Never'.

how i resolved this in the end was to set the value (under advanced power settings) to the max :-

'Dim display after'
On battery: 9,999,999 Minutes
Plugged in: 9,999,999 Minutes

9 million 999,999 minutes ... that's days ... it is improbable that i would not restart my machine/log off before that amount of time expires. my screen never dimmed anymore.

i'm suggesting this because maybe you went through advanced power settings earlier on, before you installed updates/drivers. perhaps some actions had changed the advanced settings' options now.

here's my options for sleep/hibernate/lid close/power button :-

Sleep
-Sleep
--On battery: Never
--Plugged in: Never
-Allow hydrid sleep
--On battery: Off
--Plugged in: Off
-Hibernate after
--On battery: Never
--Plugged in: Never
-Allow wake timers
--On battery: Disabled
--Plugged in: Disabled
USB settings
-USB selective suspend setting
--On battery: Disabled
--Plugged in: Disabled
Power button and lid
-Lid close action
--On battery: Do nothing
--Plugged in: Do nothing
-Power button action
--On battery: Shut down
--Plugged in: Shut down
-Sleep button action
--On battery: Sleep
--Plugged in: Sleep

no apparent adverse effect for me on these options, everything appears to work.
i do not believe in auto win updates (if one is required i would/l that manually), it is one of the first few things i would disable after installation. i've been practicing that for about 2 decades.
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30 May 2016   #9
gwmax44907

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi Magnakai,

tnkx for reply.

no laptop but i will check these setting anyways.

my Acer is a Aspire (tower)

the HP is a Pavilion Model MS225 AIO

as i recall, i think i do remember seeing of settings of
On battery 0 Minutes
Plugged in 0 Minutes

will check tomorrow as it is time for me to start my Memorial Day BBQ




hi gwmax44907 i have something to contribute, i hope it it relevant to your issue. are any of ur computers laptops?

i experienced this last week because i have been testing a custom build. Fiddling at Control Panel>Hardware>Hardware Sound>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings is not enough, u were right to go into advanced power settings. but the important thing to note is when u go through the settings. for my case, i already went through the list straight after windows installation. i had set some options under Display Tree, but this was done before i installed NVidia drivers/dell system software (pretty sure it was the NVidia, but not 100%). then i noticed, my screen still dimmed after a certain amount of time. i found that several additional options were now added under Display Tree in advanced system settings.

I took a closer look and under Control Panel>Hardware>Hardware Sound>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings :-
Dim the display was correctly set to Never/Never,

BUT

under Advanced Power Settings, the entry entered/changed by the later driver installation for 'Dim display after' was automatically set to:

On battery: 0 Minutes
Plugged in: 0 Minutes

even though both are not laptops.

have to start my Memorial Day BBQ now, so i will check setting tomorrow.

will post back with results
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30 May 2016   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You can't have any Battery Settings on a Desktop Computer. The Battery is only on Laptops. == Here is how I have my Power Settings set. You want your Monitor to turn off within a short period. It should not stay on forever.


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