Win8 sleep

By St1ckM4n
Jun 3, 2013
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  1. I have a HTCP running Win8 Pro x64. The power settings are set to never sleep, allow wake timers.

    If I leave computer running, I don't believe it goes to sleep (could be wrong...).

    If I set computer to sleep (S3), it'll wake up for the scheduled event, then go back to sleep. Kernel-Power: The system is entering sleep.Sleep Reason: System Idle

    Any idea why this is?
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,327   +49

    I'm not sure exactly what your complaint is. It's not supposed to sleep in normal use (and doesn't). It can be put to sleep manually with scheduled wake at specific events (and it does). It then goes back to sleep. I would think that a scheduled wake for an event would imply 'resume previous status' after event. Which it does. So ?
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,385   +607

    This is my question. Should I do that? Is it a Win8 feature? How can I toggle it? It has some impacts on task scheduling abilities.

    I've never seen any setting is Windows for this. The only BIOS one I can think of is "resume on power restore", e.g. after a power outage.
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,327   +49

    I can only suggest you need input from Big Brother MS themselves on that one. Maybe ask on Technet. I agree power-saving settings have got complicated to the point of totally out of control
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,385   +607

    Yeah, I thought it was a long shot to ask a Win8 question on TechSpot. :D
    ballelee2010 likes this.


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