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Windows 7: Sleep after recording?

30 Oct 2013   #11
barnabas1969

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can set the recording time in Media Center, and then close it. The Media Center user interface does not need to be running in order for a recording to start. The recordings are done by a background service.

You really should look into the MCE Standby Tool that was linked in post #2.

Go here and read about it:
Slick Solutions - MCE Standby Tool

And then go here to download it:
http://slicksolutions.eu/cgi-bin/dow...mst0.9.102.exe

You can install it, and choose all the default settings. It will set all the sleep settings for you. You can then uninstall it, or... if you would like to use the active features of MCE Standby Tool (MST), don't uninstall it.

If sleep/wake still doesn't work after installing MST, then you may have other problems that can be diagnosed using the powercfg tool that is built-into windows ("powercfg -lastwake" and others).


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30 Oct 2013   #12
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks for reply.

When I originally looked at the link in post #2, I thought it only applied to Standby.

I'll give it a shot.

Thanks.
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30 Oct 2013   #13
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

I see someone else has already replied, but my post should have said "I close MC after I have finished watching the recordings". sorry for any confusion.
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30 Oct 2013   #14
barnabas1969

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MCE Standby Tool (MST) sets all the stuff you need, including "away mode". What does away mode do? Well, basically... it allows your computer to run even when no "human" is using it. So, if a recording is in progress, or an extender is connected, the computer can enter "away mode". This mode is really not much different than full-power (aka "on") except that the video output is turned off. But, it's important for Media Center to be able to run in away mode.

Then, when the recording is finished (or the extender disconnects), the PC goes to sleep after the timeout period (which defaults to 10 minutes).

It will wake again 5 minutes before the next scheduled recording. This gives enough time for everything to initialize, including tuners, hard drives, network interface, etc.

Here are a few examples (assuming that away mode is enabled as it is by MST):

The last user interaction is at 20:50 (keyboard/mouse/IR-remote activity, an extender connection, and several other types of network connections are considered as user interaction). A recording is scheduled to start at 21:00. The PC won't go to sleep, but may enter away mode if there is no further user interaction. This is because the 10 minute timeout hasn't expired before the 5-minute pre-recording period.

The last user interaction is at 20:30. A recording is already in progress. The PC enters away mode at 20:40.

The PC wakes for a recording at 19:55. The recording begins at 20:00. The recording ends at 21:00. There are no more recordings scheduled for the next 15 minutes, and there has been no user interaction (or extender/network connections) in the preceding 10 minutes. The PC goes into standby at 21:10.
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30 Oct 2013   #15
barnabas1969

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PoBear View Post
I see someone else has already replied, but my post should have said "I close MC after I have finished watching the recordings". sorry for any confusion.
MCE Standby Tool (MST) will automatically close Media Center when the PC goes into standby/away mode, if you choose that option and use the active features of MST (which means, don't uninstall it).
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30 Oct 2013   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the additional info barnabas1969

A Guy
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01 Nov 2013   #17
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Mate, scroll down to the bottom of this tut and select the power settings for sleep: Power Plan Settings - Change

Then try again
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05 Nov 2013   #18
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barnabas1969 View Post
You can set the recording time in Media Center, and then close it. The Media Center user interface does not need to be running in order for a recording to start. The recordings are done by a background service.

You really should look into the MCE Standby Tool that was linked in post #2.

Go here and read about it:
Slick Solutions - MCE Standby Tool

And then go here to download it:
http://slicksolutions.eu/cgi-bin/dow...mst0.9.102.exe

You can install it, and choose all the default settings. It will set all the sleep settings for you. You can then uninstall it, or... if you would like to use the active features of MCE Standby Tool (MST), don't uninstall it.

If sleep/wake still doesn't work after installing MST, then you may have other problems that can be diagnosed using the powercfg tool that is built-into windows ("powercfg -lastwake" and others).
I've downloaded the tool ( not tried it yet).
I wanted to stop WMC from starting on Boot, but it doesn't show in Startup.

Quote:
How did you prevent it from Starting Up at Boot?
Never mind- I just deleted it from taskbar, rebooted and and now it's not running.


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06 Nov 2013   #19
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barnabas1969 View Post
You can set the recording time in Media Center, and then close it. The Media Center user interface does not need to be running in order for a recording to start. The recordings are done by a background service.

You really should look into the MCE Standby Tool that was linked in post #2.

Go here and read about it:
Slick Solutions - MCE Standby Tool

And then go here to download it:
http://slicksolutions.eu/cgi-bin/dow...mst0.9.102.exe

You can install it, and choose all the default settings. It will set all the sleep settings for you. You can then uninstall it, or... if you would like to use the active features of MCE Standby Tool (MST), don't uninstall it.

If sleep/wake still doesn't work after installing MST, then you may have other problems that can be diagnosed using the powercfg tool that is built-into windows ("powercfg -lastwake" and others).
Hi,
I've downloaded the program, but I must still be using wrong settings, and I've tried many.

The comp will still not go to sleep after recording - waited for up to a half hour.


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07 Nov 2013   #20
barnabas1969

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried pressing the "Default" button in each of the tabs in MCE Standby Tool? Doing so will set everything to defaults.
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