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Windows 7: shutting down sleep

13 Jan 2010   #1
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
shutting down sleep

On a brand new (two weeks max) Win 7 professional x64 system set up by Dell, on which...following a tutorial posted here...I disabled password log in at start up, when the computer is inactive for a while it will either ask for a password to come back or it freezes so that a soft boot is necessary .

Is there a work around or a way to disable sleep and just run a screen saver?


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13 Jan 2010   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Yes there is but I would first update your drivers for your display

If that doesn't work...look towards the clock on the bottom right of the monitor and find the power icon->Right-click power options->Hit the link "Change Plan Settings" on the current plan selected->From the drop down box beside sleep choose "never"->Save Changes

Now also remember to enable a screensaver
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13 Jan 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Do what "Zidane24" posted and then you will need to type the following command at the command prompt.

powercfg-h off

Please note that Windows 7 no longer supports a screen saver while NO ONE is logged on. If no one is logged on the screen will just go blank. If you want a screen saver while no one is logged on you will need to edit the registry. The following link will tell you how to do it. (The instructions are for Windows XP but work on Windows 7)

How to change the Windows Logon screen saver in Windows XP

Let me know if this helps.
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14 Jan 2010   #4
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Yes there is but I would first update your drivers for your display

If that doesn't work...look towards the clock on the bottom right of the monitor and find the power icon->Right-click power options->Hit the link "Change Plan Settings" on the current plan selected->From the drop down box beside sleep choose "never"->Save Changes

Now also remember to enable a screensaver
I don't think I have a "power icon" in the system tray.

Now what?
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14 Jan 2010   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Go to Control panel, type "p" in the search box, top right, press enter and select Power Options and follow
Zidans instructions from there.
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