I've recently purchased a Windows 7 laptop. While I am a technical user, I am really not familiar with Windows.
Since I do run a lot of long (8-12 h) processes (scientific experiments) I want the laptop to not sleep and not hibernate, not log out when plugged in to the wall. I think this is fairly straight-forward stuff, and that I'm doing something wrong.
I've changed the power plan and configured it to only dim the display after 30 minutes ( I put never on when to put the computer to sleep). I played with the advanced options to no avail.
Power plan settings:
- Dim the display: on battery: 2 minutes, plugged in 30 minutes
- Turn off the display: on battery: 5 minutes, plugged in Never
- Put the computer to sleep: on battery 15 minutes, plugged in Never
- Adjust brightness: on battery ~80%, plugged in 100%
- Require password on wake up: yes / yes
- Turn off hard disk after: 10 minutes / 20 minutes
- Sleep/Sleep after 15 minutes / Never
- Sleep/Allow hybrid sleep: Off / Off
- Sleep/Hibernate after: 300 minutes / 300 minutes
So now I'm thinking it is the BS power plans from ASUS (the brand of the laptop) maybe they are configured incorrectly?
What I really want is that when plugged in it never sleeps or logs out or stops running in any Windows shape way or form.