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Playing back audio (actually it's the driver, not the specific application used) keeps my Windows 7 system from going to standby - any way to change this behaviour? While it might be useful in general, I'd like to change it for me. Thanks :-)

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You can set this in Power options in Control panel.

  1. Win+R -> powercfg.cpl
  2. Slect at your active power plan: Change plan settings
  3. Slect Change advanced power settings
  4. In multimedia settings, set When sharing media to Allow the computer to sleep

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thank you, but I have to say that I am playing back media diretly on my system, it's not being streamed. The options you mentioned seems to affect streamin/sharing only, anyway will give it a try ;-) –  stefan.at.wpf Dec 2 '12 at 17:57
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