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Windows 7: Sleep Return Timeout for Unattended Wake Up

18 Jun 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scoop View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Scoop,

Are you able to change it using OPTION ONE, and have it stay applied?
Hi

No, it appears that it's not accepting the change when I'm using Option 1.

I changed the value (from the Advanced Power Settings Dialog box, same as in the above screen caps) to 120 minutes.

When I check the registry, it's still set to my old value of 3600 decimal (60 min).
After I set it using either Option 1 or 2, I have to either log off/on or restart the PC to see the change in Registry Editor.


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18 Jun 2013   #11
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
After I set it using either Option 1 or 2, I have to either log off/on or restart the PC to see the change in Registry Editor.
I tried logoff/logon first, then I did a Restart. So far, it's not updated the Registry Editor value.
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18 Jun 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd.

Are you logged in as an administrator?

As a test, click on the "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link in Power Options (Option One) to see if elevating it may help.

If not, then as another test, see if doing this while logged in another administrator account will work to see if it may be an issue with just your account.
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18 Jun 2013   #13
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Odd.

Are you logged in as an administrator?

As a test, click on the "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link in Power Options (Option One) to see if elevating it may help.

If not, then as another test, see if doing this while logged in another administrator account will work to see if it may be an issue with just your account.
My acct is an Admin acct but I checked it to verify in the "Users" section in Control Panel.

I clicked on the "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link in Power Options and it accepted the click. Is that confirmation that my acct is seen by Windows as an Admin acct?

I haven't restarted or logged off/on since clicking the "Change settings..." line in the Power Options box.
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18 Jun 2013   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Using the "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link is like having Power Options "Run as administrator" to have it running elevated to see if that may apply your changes in the registry after you click on OK and log off/on.
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18 Jun 2013   #15
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Using the "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link is like having Power Options "Run as administrator" to have it running elevated to see if that may apply your changes in the registry after you click on OK and log off/on.
I changed the timeout setting to a new value, after elevating the Power Options to "Run as Admin" and then logged off/on. I rechecked the Registry value but it's still set to my old setting.
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18 Jun 2013   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case try again, but restart the PC instead.

How does it work when logged in another administrator account (ex: built-in Administrator)?
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19 Jun 2013   #17
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In that case try again, but restart the PC instead.

How does it work when logged in another administrator account (ex: built-in Administrator)?
I'll give the "restart" a try here shortly.

About the built-in Admin acct, how do I log into that acct? I seem to recall doing that long ago but can't remember how to do that.
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19 Jun 2013   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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19 Jun 2013   #19
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thanks for the Admin info . I'm sure this will come in handy in the future for numerous purposes on my PC. I added that acct.

Well, it's interesting. I tried to change the sleep timeout value while in the built-in Admin acct. The results were the same as with my regular user acct. After I changed the value from the Power Options dialog box, I logged off/on and checked the Registry setting. It had not changed.

Here's the interesting part of this:

When I change the timeout value from the Registry editor, the change is recognized in the Power Option dialog box, in the "System Unattended Sleep Timeout" option.

However, when I change the value from the Power Option box, and logoff/on , it's not changing the Registry value.
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