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Windows 7: Sleep Return Timeout for Unattended Wake Up

18 Jul 2015   #40
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for the advice.

I will try to set this up and let you know how it goes.

Once again, thanks for your help.


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18 Jul 2015   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Anytime. I hope it helps.
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21 Jul 2015   #42
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

I tried to add the "new action" (getting my computer to go back to sleep) to the original task I had set-up in my task scheduler (which was wake the computer up from sleep at 6:30am) as it sometimes did not go back to sleep as scheduled (after the unattended wake up).

It got too complicated so I ended up just making a "new task" in the task scheduler for the computer to go back to sleep at 3:00pm every day as you recommended (given that it sometimes fails to go back to sleep after the 5 hour timeout I changed in the registry via your tutorial).

Unfortunately, using the "rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState" as the action for the task, it actually makes my computer shut down all together, not go to sleep.

Am I doing something wrong or did I not follow your directions correctly?

Once again, thanks for you help.

Tim
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21 Jul 2015   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That command will perform whatever action you have set for the power button in your Power Options settings. Setting it to sleep should sort it for you.

Power Button - Start Menu
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22 Jul 2015   #44
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

I will make the change to the power button in my Power Options settings. Looking at your tutorial POWER BUTTON - START MENU, I assume I should follow "option 2 - "Through Advanced Power Options" to make these changes? ( I want to make sure I am doing this right)

Also, will this be an issue in terms of user accounts?? This "task" will likely run at a time when I am not logged in and I am pretty much the only person/account on my computer.

Thanks,

Tim
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22 Jul 2015   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tim,

You can set it using either one of the options in the tutorial. They all do the same thing, but just different ways to do so.

It shouldn't make any difference.
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22 Jul 2015   #46
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

Unfortunately, despite the changes I made in the power options settings to "sleep", my computer still turns off.

Just to make sure, I tried several of the "simpler" options in your tutorial (options 1, 2, and 3) and did several "trial runs" of the scheduled task and each time, the computer shuts down (NOT sleep).

Any other ideas I should try and consider?? Do you think it is worth deleting the original task in the scheduler and "create" a new task with all the same parameters??
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22 Jul 2015   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, I'd try starting over to see if there may have been something wrong the first time.
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22 Jul 2015   #48
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

In case that does not work, any other ideas??
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22 Jul 2015   #49
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not sure either.
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