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Windows 7: What is correct way to put computer to sleep automatically & waken it

18 May 2017   #1
Pedro14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
What is correct way to put computer to sleep automatically & waken it

New to forum and need assistance.
Tested using this in Task Scheduler and it put computer to sleep C:\Users\Peter\Documents\AllData\Sleep batch file\sleep.bat


However, i did not know how to restart and after hitting random keys and moving mouse screen showed "Resuming Windows"
Nothing happened and I had to manually reboot

As background I have previously finished day by putting computer to sleep manually and have a task to waken it next morning.


What is correct way to resume after computer is in sleep mode.
Is there anything I should have added when creating the sleep task particularlly when I want all open files /links to remain when reopened.
Thanks


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18 May 2017   #2
WinDozeUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Build 7601 32bit
 
 

There is really no need to create a batch file to put the computer to sleep. Theu can all be done via the power settings panel.
Perhaps this link will explain.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows...des-explained/
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19 May 2017   #3
Pedro14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for that link.
My intrepretation of "sleep" is that computer does not shut-down and when activated , either by a set task or manually it returns to the files that were open before going to "sleep".

I did a test with Power settings setting changing it from 10m to 1 minute and screen went black after about 1 minute .
I tried to wake it by moving mouse and it switched of completely.

So at this stage it looks like my intrepretation is not correct, and I am puzzled that computer screen went black when under the previous setting of 10 minutes this never happened.

I need computer to be in full operation throughout the day to receive certain info .
At night it does not matter if it goes to sleep and can be reactivated by some action by me.
However , it is important that a task I now have running to wake computer at 1am comes into effect so that during that day the info needed is received.
This is why I need some method to automatically put computer in sleep mode daily for the times I am away from home and cannot manually reactivate computer.

Currently I manually put computer to sleep after I have finished with computer
Any further advices appreciated

EDIT Once again computer turned off so it looks like I have disturbed some setting .It reopened when i turned power button on
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22 May 2017   #4
Pedro14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Fixed it through Power setting changing from Balanced to Power saver with sleep set for 15min.

Wake from sleep achieved via programme setting in Task Scheduler
/c"exit"
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