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Windows 7: Timed Shortcut for sleep/hibernation?


17 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home (x64)
 
 
Timed Shortcut for sleep/hibernation?

Hi, so I have 10,000msecond(2.7hour) shortcut to shutdown my computer ("C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 10000") which i use for watching films before bed, just encase i sleep half way through but I was wondering if there was a way to make a similar shortcut but instead of making your computer shutdown in a few hours make it sleep in a few hours time.

Now I know how to make a sleep shortcut but that makes the computer sleep instantly, and putting "-t 10000" at the end of "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0" doesnt work. Apparently their is a way to do it if you install some software but I don't want that.

Anyone know if its possible with just windows command shotcuts?

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17 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have no ideal how to do this, wasn't even aware you could, but that's an interesting scenero.

Be interesting to see what solutions are posted.
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17 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

should work as you posted.... but you will need to disable Hybrid Sleep in Advanced Power options first
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18 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home (x64)
 
 

so putting "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0" into the shortcut does make it sleep, and putting -t 10000 doesnt make it timed it just does it instantly.

Unless im doing something wrong anyone got any ideas?
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18 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Try:
rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState -t 10000 0,1,0
or removing the 0,1,0 altogether

~Lordbob
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18 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Try:
rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState -t 10000 0,1,0
or removing the 0,1,0 altogether

~Lordbob

Nope that doesnt work either.
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18 Jun 2010   #7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What I'd do is make a .bat file with this line in it:

echo schtasks /CREATE /SC ONCE /TR "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0" /SD <start-date> /ST <start-time>

Then, say it's tonight around 11pm and you want to put the system to sleep at 1am, then <start-date> would be 6/19/10 and <start-time> would be 01:00.

Just edit the file to reflect whatever times you want, save it, then right click and run as admin to execute it and set up the scheduled task.
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18 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home (x64)
 
 

So that looks like it should work going to try it out in a bit but if anyone can find a way to do it without having to put them time in every time that would be awesome.
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18 Jun 2010   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

If it is always the same time of day/night you want it to sleep, then you can leave the time the same and omit the date and never have to change it. The problem comes if you want to shut off at 1am (e.g. a different day than current). If you just put 01:00 and no date, it won't run b/c 1am has already passed on the current day.
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10 Sep 2010   #10

Win 7/Pro 64-bit
 
 
Sleep Mode ??

If this: C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
get my Windows 7 machine to hibernate via a shortcut icon on my desktop,
which it does on both 32- and 64-bit machines, then what gets it to go into "sleep" mode?
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