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Windows 7: How Make Monitors Sleep When Inactive??

13 Aug 2013   #1
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 
How Make Monitors Sleep When Inactive??

How do I make my monitors go to sleep after a period of inactivity?


They used to go to sleep, but I turned that off for a specific reason. Now I can't remember how I did it, and now I can't find where to restore the sleep functionality.

I used to use integrated graphics and now I have a video card, if that matters.


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13 Aug 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

This tutorial should help Power Plan Settings - Change

Jerry
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13 Aug 2013   #3
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

That ought to do it. Thanks.
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14 Aug 2013   #4
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

I got that to get the monitors to go to sleep, but after sleeping for several hours, they didn't wake up when I pressed some keys. I had to reboot the computer to wake them up.


When they were only asleep for about 30 minutes, though, they woke up promptly and easily with the press of a key.
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14 Aug 2013   #5
Bongo

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Did you set just your monitor to go to sleep or the hard drive also?

May be just resetting things back to the default settings will help Power Plan - Restore Default Settings


Have a look at this, this may help NEW COMPUTER USING WINDOWS 7 WILL NOT WAKE UP FROM SLEEP MODE. I HAVE TO MANUALLY TURN IT OFF AND BACK ON.

Jerry
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15 Aug 2013   #6
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

It seems to be working properly again most of the time. One time after it had been asleep overnight, it didn't wake up immediately, but when I allowed it to take it's own course, it woke up after about 5-10 minutes. So the jury is still out, but it seems to be working OK.
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15 Aug 2013   #7
Bongo

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That's good to hear.
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