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Windows 7: Power Settings

08 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Power Settings

Regardless of the interval I set in Power management, the screen always dims at 20 minutes and the machine goes to sleep at 30 minutes. Always, regardless of setting.

Is there a fix for this behaviour ?

[Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP-1]

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08 Jan 2012   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi there
this may be worth a read Power plans: frequently asked questions >>> Power plans: frequently asked questions
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08 Jan 2012   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Go into "change advanced power settings" where you choose to never turn off the monitor. Scroll down and make sure the "display" (and anything else...HD, etc...) setting is "never" there also. Be logged on as administrator when doing this.

this Microsoft fix will get your settings back to default if you need to Fix power consumption problems and extend the laptop battery life link >>> Fix power consumption problems and extend the laptop battery life
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08 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi there
this may be worth a read Power plans: frequently asked questions >>> Power plans: frequently asked questions
I'll have a look. Thanks.
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08 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Go into "change advanced power settings" where you choose to never turn off the monitor. Scroll down and make sure the "display" (and anything else...HD, etc...) setting is "never" there also. Be logged on as administrator when doing this.

this Microsoft fix will get your settings back to default if you need to Fix power consumption problems and extend the laptop battery life link >>> Fix power consumption problems and extend the laptop battery life
Well, I didn't want it never to turn off screen and system, only to set screen at perhaps 30 minutes and system at perhaps an hour.

I'll have a look. Thanks.
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08 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Go into "change advanced power settings" where you choose to never turn off the monitor. Scroll down and make sure the "display" (and anything else...HD, etc...) setting is "never" there also. Be logged on as administrator when doing this.

this Microsoft fix will get your settings back to default if you need to Fix power consumption problems and extend the laptop battery life link >>> Fix power consumption problems and extend the laptop battery life
By way of a PS: It's a desktop so battery life isn't an issue.
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12 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I've found that if I let the Avast screensaver run, it prevents the machine from hibernating, which is more or less what I wanted.
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