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Windows 7: Power Options/Power plan settings?

04 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 
Power Options/Power plan settings?

From Windows 98SE/2000/XP SP3 I always set my power settings as always on/never shut down (hard drive always on) with the exception of turn off display after 10 mins. Both my PCs are on for about 16-20 hrs each day and I always shut them down manually every night.

Now in Windows 7, I created a custom plan that basically more or less similar to the above, always on/never shut down/never sleep, turn off hard drive after 10000 mins (basically never off) except to turn off display after 10 mins.........well, last night I thought of trying out the "Balanced" (recommended) plan....and after 30 mins of inactivity, both my PC were off/shut down and I had to press the power/on buttons on both my PCs to bring them back (cause clicking the mouse/pressing any key on the KB wouldn't bring them back), is this normal or the way the Balanced plan supposed to work?

What's your or how you set your Power Options/Power plan settings on your Windows 7?

Thanks in advance.

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04 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Balanced does turn your hdd and things off after 30 minutes(put it to sleep). Just go in there and change all the sleep things to never, or set them to 0 minutes. After you select your new plan, make sure your screensaver is on as well.
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04 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Is there an easy way to revert back to Windows 7 default settings when it comes to Power Options/Power Plans/ScreeSaver/Display options???

I am having an issue with this as well and someone mentioned it should be my settings and/or I must off have ticked/unticked something I shouldn't have.
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04 Jun 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello AstaLaVista,

This can help show you how to reset it.

Power Plan - Restore Default Settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hey,

I have a problem setting any of power options to work properly in my Win 7.


Problem is that when i set display to turn off at any time, it turns off and turns on after 1-2sec. This also happens when i put computer to sleep at any time.

Dunno why this is happening.

Any help would be appriciated.

Tnx
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16 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben07 View Post
...turn off hard drive after 10000 mins (basically never off...
You know...you could just use 0 so it never turns off.
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16 Apr 2010   #7

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben07 View Post
From Windows 98SE/2000/XP SP3 I always set my power settings as always on/never shut down (hard drive always on) with the exception of turn off display after 10 mins. Both my PCs are on for about 16-20 hrs each day and I always shut them down manually every night.

Now in Windows 7, I created a custom plan that basically more or less similar to the above, always on/never shut down/never sleep, turn off hard drive after 10000 mins (basically never off) except to turn off display after 10 mins.........well, last night I thought of trying out the "Balanced" (recommended) plan....and after 30 mins of inactivity, both my PC were off/shut down and I had to press the power/on buttons on both my PCs to bring them back (cause clicking the mouse/pressing any key on the KB wouldn't bring them back), is this normal or the way the Balanced plan supposed to work?

What's your or how you set your Power Options/Power plan settings on your Windows 7?

Thanks in advance.

Ok... no matter what plan you're on there is a settings change you should make...

Control Panel -> Mouse -> Hardware -> Properties -> Power Management
Check "Allow this device to wake the computer"

Control Panel -> Keyboard -> Hardware -> Properties -> Power Management
Check "Allow this device to wake the computer"

Now if the machine does end up in sleep mode, your mouse and/or keyboard will get you out of it.
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