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drewsuf82 11-20-2013 03:12 AM

Windows 7 -- How to disable that auto restart thing
 
How do I disable this, I thought I had it disabled and I put my computer to sleep every day before I go to campus and it keeps installing updates on it's own while the computer is in SLEEP and then sits here running wasting electricity making my apartment hot LOL Not to mention I lost a document that I had open that I was working on that now I have to start over Thanks!!!!

redman88 11-20-2013 05:35 AM

unplug it..... in sleep mode your still wasting electricity

Darkblade48 11-20-2013 06:13 AM

Disable auto-update.

dmagerl 11-20-2013 03:48 PM

Your problem seems to be that it's not going back to sleep once it wakes up.

When you come home and find it awake, open a CMD window and type "powercfg -requests"

It will show a list of requests keeping it from falling back to sleep. Then your problem becomes one of how to remove those requests. Do you perchance have a wireless keyboard/mouse?

You should never have lost a document because of sleeping. Something's goofy there.

drewsuf82 11-20-2013 04:18 PM

Keyboard and mouse are wired, and the auto update was disabled, I'll check that when I get home to see what it's doing

dmagerl 11-20-2013 05:03 PM

Go into device manager and examine each and every device in the list for a "Power" tab. If they have one, go to it and uncheck the checkbox that says "allow this device to wake up computer". That may allow it to go back to sleep. Of course, if you're used to waking the computer by hitting a key or moving the mouse, obviously you cant leave the keyboard or mouse disabled so this would be for testing only.

Couesfanatic 11-20-2013 05:33 PM

Disable windows

shinycard255 11-20-2013 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couesfanatic (Post 4714145)
Disable windows

HA. The main reason I don't use Windows is due to my career, but ever since I made the switch over to OS X, I don't ever plan on going back... unless I decide to get a gaming PC

DarkCobra 11-20-2013 06:07 PM

The lost document may have been due to a critical update, which reboots the computer if you fail to respond to a timed prompt.

It's one of many truly horrible design decisions Microsoft has been making lately, and is one of the first behaviors I disable. Details here under "Most Helpful Answer":

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...5-89e427756ccc

Less drastic than disabling updates altogether. Won't help with the sleep issue, but the other responses you've received should.

mistergreen 11-20-2013 06:22 PM

I use windows to test sites on IE8. Some Windows people still use it. They don't update for some reason.

Updates on OS X is so much easier and safer than Windows for sure.
I'd just turn off your laptop instead of putting it to sleep.

DarkCobra 11-20-2013 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistergreen (Post 4714433)
I use windows to test sites on IE8. Some Windows people still use it. They don't update for some reason.

Here's why:

http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d...hare-small.jpg

Quite a few people think XP was the last sane version of Windows and are holding onto it until the bitter end. Including me, at least for personal use. And IE8 is the last version that works with XP.

Although that still doesn't explain why they haven't switched to Chrome or Firefox. ;)

drewsuf82 11-20-2013 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shinycard255 (Post 4714313)
HA. The main reason I don't use Windows is due to my career, but ever since I made the switch over to OS X, I don't ever plan on going back... unless I decide to get a gaming PC


That was the propose of this computer....well and some homework lol it's a sick setup though :proud:

mistergreen 11-20-2013 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarkCobra (Post 4714481)
Here's why:

http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d...hare-small.jpg

Quite a few people think XP was the last sane version of Windows and are holding onto it until the bitter end. Including me, at least for personal use. And IE8 is the last version that works with XP.

Although that still doesn't explain why they haven't switched to Chrome or Firefox. ;)

Corporations don't like to update their systems is another reason.

Bandit1200 11-20-2013 09:32 PM

Windows sleep mode is not a powered off situation. It powers down only certain parts of your machine. To get a truly powered off option while getting quicker "back up" times use the hibernate function instead of sleep. When you hibernate, windows will save everything in your RAM to your hard drive and power down completely. When you power on again, it copies everything from the hard drive back to your RAM so that you start exactly where you left off.

GraphicGr8s 11-21-2013 03:11 AM

All of my machines still have XP on them both home and at work. (6 at home 3 at work) I've got one that's dual boot XP and 7. Haven't had any real trouble with 7 though.
Hate Macs and i am a graphic designer. PC's just allow me to access my print servers a lot easier. Most of the front ends are Windows machines.

I never allow my systems to hibernate. They are all shut down when I am done.


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