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Windows 7: Media Center Edition Remote

25 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64 bit
Media Center Edition Remote

Hey guys,

I've bought one of these to use, and just got a question or two.

When I use this remote to set the PC to sleep, will it awake to record programs? I read something about it needing to use the S3 sleep state (or standby mode). Is it essential to use standby mode for recording, or can I use hibernation?

I'm assuming pressing any button the remote will wake the computer?

Finally, can I setup the computer to go into standby mode after a couple of minutes without use? (I'm assuming that when I'm watching things, it will count that as use?)


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26 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64 bit

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31 Jan 2012   #3
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I believe if you set WMC as a DVR, it should wake to record. At least, that's what I've read about it. I'm pretty sure it is necessary to have it in sleep mode versus hibernate since it can resume faster to record.

I would think pressing any button on the remote should wake it, but you should test it yourself to see if it does, and if not, try to troubleshoot USB wake.

And yes, Windows will sleep when not in use, if you power options are set so when you're playing media, it doesn't sleep. But if you're not doing anything, after a set time, Windows will sleep/hibernate.

Hope that helps!
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