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Windows 7: Sleep after recording?

13 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Sleep after recording?

I use Windows Media Ctr to schedule timed recordings from a sleep state.

Is there a setting that will put the comp back into a sleep state after the recording ends?

Thanks,

Paul



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13 Oct 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The PC should go back to sleep after no activity. Check your power settings as per this tutorial, especially the media setting Multimedia settings> When sharing media> Set to Allow the computer to sleep to prevent it from waking up the computer

Power Plan Settings - Change

If no joy, have a look at MCE Standby Tool

Slick Solutions - MCE Standby Tool

Download the V0.9.102 Beta

Slick Solutions - Downloads
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14 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks for reply.

I haven't explored all options, but am trying the first choice in a few minutes.
In advanced, I set it to "away" and sleep.

Will this automatically put the comp into Sleep after a scheduled recording has ended?

Edit: Well, that didn't work.
Plan 2 : Set the advanced to 3 minutes - display and comp.

I'll let you know - if that doesn't work - on to your other links.
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14 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I went to advanced options - display will turn off, but comp will not sleep at all.

Am I doing something wrong?

The only way to put comp to sleep is by desktop or keyboard.

The second pic shows 3 minutes, because I changed it before snapshot.

All power options set the same.


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14 Oct 2013   #5

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Hmmm, I don't have MCE, but believe it should go back to sleep when no activity/idle. I'll post for others, see if anyone else has experience/ideas. A Guy
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14 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

What is MCE?
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14 Oct 2013   #7

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Media Center Edition

A Guy
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15 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I have 2 machines with Windows 7 used as media center PC's recording TV. I do not sleep my machines at all but you may not be giving the machine enough time after the recording has stopped to sleep. Sometimes I have seen disc activity on my machines 10 to 20 mins after the recording has stopped as it finishes writing the 5 or 6 GB per hour file.
Consider updating your bios, system drivers and check for de fragmenting programs, screen savers or other file transfer processing.
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30 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry only just seen your post, two things to look at

I seem to remember someone else posting about this and the suggestion was to look in Settings in regard to shared folders preventing the machine going to sleep.

The second thing is that you do not need to be in MC, at least with Windows 7, in order to record, so on my machine, MC does not start when I boot it and I close it when we have finished recording, leaving the machine in the desktop, Windows puts the machine to sleep as normal, wakes it up to record and then puts it to sleep again.
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30 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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The second thing is that you do not need to be in MC, at least with Windows 7, in order to record
If you don't open WMC, how do you set a recording time?

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MC does not start when I boot it and I close it when we have finished recording
If you have to close it after recording, that defeats my purpose which is to have it go to sleep by itself.

Have I misunderstood?
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