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changing sleep mode on windows 7

by sunlaker / September 17, 2011 1:31 AM PDT

I have a new Samsung laptop with windows 7. I'm am trying to change the
sleep mode when I close the lid. I can't access any of the controls or
change anything when I open this screen...(.no attachments allowed)

i would post a screenshot but I can't.....what is the secret to getting in there..I have found the correct page but once I'm there I can't access any of the options.

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I have that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 2:38 AM PDT

It's a ZERO POWER SLEEP MODE.

Why would we need to change that? It took me a little research to discover that it was just what we needed.
Bob

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changing sleep mode on windows 7
by sunlaker / September 17, 2011 2:53 AM PDT
In reply to: I have that one.

nothing to do with power consumption. When I am using an external monitor I want to close the lid without it going to sleep.....the laptop gets in the way!

There is a setting that allows you to change the operations.....

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Ahh, that's not going to work out for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 3:04 AM PDT

Wrong laptop. From what I can tell that is not allowed since the laptop will overheat. I fear you'll have to dissect the machine to disable the lid switch.

I know this area well. I've encountered more than a few that want to turn a laptop into the desktop part of a setup.
Bob

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PS. Look up hibernation in the manual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 3:09 AM PDT

You have to change the setting to allow that to allow whatever else is possible.

But I fear you either have to dissect or return this one. It's something new to some folk but the makers have to disallow operations that could result in early death.
Bob

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changing sleep mode on windows
by sunlaker / September 17, 2011 3:27 AM PDT

thanks..being that the setting is available I thought I was missing a step...

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I have the Samsung RC512
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 3:30 AM PDT

And it was the one you found for <780 on Woot.

So far what a nice machine. However I was not happy that I had to go find a newer wifi driver on my own.

It's like having to fix the power window on the driver's side on a new car.
Bob

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changing sleep mode on windows
by sunlaker / September 17, 2011 12:29 PM PDT

I got the RF711 for 899. Online Labor Day sale from Bestbuy Canada

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(NT) Very similar but yours has the better GPU.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 3:28 PM PDT
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