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I have a new surface pro 2; installed virtualbox on it; it seems to prevent the surface pro from either sleeping or resuming from sleep (unclear which).

Any ideas?

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Please describe in more detail what happens when you attempt to place your tablet to sleep. I assume you were able to do this before you install VirtualBox and if you were to uninstall VirtualBOx it would work again. –  Ramhound Oct 25 '13 at 10:50
    
Yes, uninstalling made the problem go away; I guessed virtualbox was the problem as I had seen other people talk about changes to network interfaces causing problems and I know virtualbox adds one of these. –  Christopher Padfield Oct 25 '13 at 10:54
    
It's hard to know exactly what happens when I put the tablet to sleep with virtualbox on. Essentially it appears to turn off (screen goes off) but if you try and turn the computer on again; it does not turn on. I can only seem to get it to turn on again by leaving it for a while, pressing and holding the on button for a while etc; I presume I am forcing it to re-boot somehow. Without virtualbox uninstalled; it just "works" and comes back on again after a couple of seconds. –  Christopher Padfield Oct 25 '13 at 10:56
    
You can configure the power settings on those virtual adapaters ( or you should be able to ) because Windows isn't entirely aware they are software based devices. –  Ramhound Oct 25 '13 at 11:10
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If you re-install VirtualBox without bridged networking you should be fine - it worked for me. This is a known issue with VirtualBox

https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=56346&start=15

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Your link is abbreviated and doesn't show the correct one. Also, can you elaborate on what you mean by "install without bridged networking"? –  Andrew Mao Dec 18 '13 at 4:14
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