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Windows 7: Power button and sleep button

02 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Power button and sleep button

Please let me know the difference between sleep button and power button

Is sleep button the one which will be on the keyboard?

On the CPU there will 2 buttons one will be to start the computer and another one to restart computer?

Can these buttons be used to work like to enter in sleep mode, hibernate mode etc(Making changes in power options in control panel)

I'm having windows 7 computer

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02 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

sleep buttons depend on the manufacturers to where they go. most laptops sleep function is assigned to an F key and used in conjuction with the function or "fn" button. usually on F2 or F3.
These buttons are not programmable via the power options in control panel.

if its a desktop and doesnt have a dedicated sleep button you can reasign the task to either the restart or power button within control panel and or set it to sleep/hybernate after a given time.
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02 Apr 2014   #3

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

They keyboard button should be your sleep button (mine is).

As far as changing what happens when you press power:

See this: Change what happens when you press the power button on your computer

Hope this helps!
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02 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Thank you both

The sleep button was the one which was on keyboard, I did not clarify that it was desktop pc.
Power button one, on the CPU.

Now I have another issue, in the power options, I set the option as when I click the power button(on the CPU), system should go to sleep mode which works.

However, when I try to wake up the system it is not working.
Is there any other option? (I have to shutdown the pc completely and then restart again for me to login)

Is there any option to set that system should wake up by moving mouse or tapping any particular key?
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02 Apr 2014   #5

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Honestly, as far as I know the power options have always been buggy and nothing has changed. I could sit here all day and find solutions that helped others and it wouldn't help you, or maybe it would.

My suggestion is to just google around and try different fixes that have worked for other people. It really could be a TON of different things. If I'm wrong, surely someone will drop in and tell me I'm wrong and give you the right answer.

Hope you figure it out.
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02 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

This article talks about your problem, but no one has found an answer yet.
Computer will not wake up from sleep mode. Windows 7 64 bit - Microsoft Community
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