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Windows 7: USB Sleep button gadget

20 Sep 2010   #1
mthrichard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
USB Sleep button gadget

Hey everyone

I have this USB Sleep button gadget (press the green button and PC goes to sleep mode) that does not work with Win7.
Here is a link to a similar product EcoButton (Computer Standby Button)
Same idea, different picture on the button.
On the packaging it does say that its compatible with XP, Vista and Mac.
I was assuming that since it was Vista capable that Win7 would not be a problem, but I get the "Device may not work properly" message.

Any ideas? Help is really appreciated.

Thanks


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20 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Here, better than the gadget
Sleep Shortcut - Create
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20 Sep 2010   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thumbs Up to richc46 for this suggestion...

I would have thought it would work though, have you looked to see if there are any Win7 updates for your Button?
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20 Sep 2010   #4
mthrichard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks richc46 for that suggestion.
I would still like the button to work however, if possible. I like the soft slow it emits, and the fact that is works as a shortcut to sleep mode is a bonus of sorts.

JDobbsy1987: I did check windows updates and it did not find anything for this gadget

Any suggestions finding a driver that would fix this?

I am not too worried about it, I got it for $1, I just wanted to see if I could make it work.

On a side note, I do dual-boot XP with my Win7, and it did work perfectly on XP
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20 Sep 2010   #5
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mthrichard View Post
thanks richc46 for that suggestion.
I would still like the button to work however, if possible. I like the soft slow it emits, and the fact that is works as a shortcut to sleep mode is a bonus of sorts.

JDobbsy1987: I did check windows updates and it did not find anything for this gadget

Any suggestions finding a driver that would fix this?

I am not too worried about it, I got it for $1, I just wanted to see if I could make it work.

On a side note, I do dual-boot XP with my Win7, and it did work perfectly on XP
Do you have the Make/Model for this device?
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20 Sep 2010   #6
mthrichard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Make is Kikkerland, no model for it
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20 Sep 2010   #7
mthrichard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Silly me, a simple restart fixed the problem.

Odd however that in device manager, it did not recognized it before, and now it does.
Problem solved

Thanks JDobbsy and Richc
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20 Sep 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Your very welcome, I know that you are not going to use the shortcut. Put the information in safe keeping, one day you may be interested.
Glad that it all worked out.
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20 Sep 2010   #9
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

And it all comes down to a good old restart lol




I'm glad you managed to sort it.
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