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Windows 7: Creating Sleep Shortcut

17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
Creating Sleep Shortcut

I'm trying to create a sleep shortcut in Windows 7, but for some reason the computer always Hybernates instead. I have Hybrid Sleep disabled.

My shortcut path is:

C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0

I've also tried:

C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState m2


C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

All three commands lead to Hybernation instead of sleep.

Can anyone tell me what am I missing here?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)

UPDATE: I managed to resolve this by using a solution I saw in this forum.

Sleep Shortcut - Create

I just opened cmd as Administrator and ran command:
powercfg -h off

Apparently this disables Hybernation permanently and thus allowing the sleep shortcut to work.

The thing I don't understand is why do you have to run this command even though you already supposedly disabled Hybernation by disabling Hybrid Sleep in power options... ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Creating Sleep Shortcut

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