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“Check Signal Cable” when computer is off - how to make it just a blank screen?

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Where did the Undock laptop option go in Windows 8.1?

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.1 and have some trouble finding features. In Windows 7 under the Shutdown menu, there was an option to undock my laptop (as well as Sleep, Hibernate etc.). Now ...
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DP35DP Won't sleep

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No Hybrid Sleep in Windows 8?

As you can see below, there is no hybrid sleep option like there is in Windows 8. Is it enabled by default with sleep or hibernation or is it gone entirely? <- Windows 8 vs Windows 7 -> Edit: ...
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Does a previously sleeping Windows PC automatically resume after power loss?

I have Hybrid sleep active which makes it so the computer sleeps and remains powered on in a low-power state while also creating a hibernation backup file. If I leave my machine in this state and the ...
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Estimated power draw for different power states?

What would be a raw estimate of the power draw of a semi-modern desktop PC, in different sleep states? Will the suspended state (with powered RAM) draw much more power then the PC in hibernation ...
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How Can I keep my Computer from going to Sleep when certain programs are running but let it go to sleep when those program are not running ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress "How Can I keep my Computer from going to Sleep when certain programs are running but let it go to ...
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computer goes to sleep / freezes even though I have high performance setting set in Windows 7

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Possible Duplicate: What is the command to use to put your computer to sleep (not hibernate)? When I try to create a sleep shortcut in windows 7 x64 using this code: ...
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When to turn off hard drive relative to sleep time in Windows 7 power settings

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Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

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Turn off backlit keyboard when computer goes to sleep

I just bought a backlit keyboard from a not so known brand. It doesnt have any good drivers. My issue is when I put my computer to sleep or even turn it off, all the leds underneath the keys stay on. ...
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Dell LCD displays don't sleep when disconnected

Many of my co-workers use laptops. When they disconnect them and take them home, the external Dell LCD displays (1907FP, 1908FP, 2007WFP, etc.) stay on, with a graphic indicating that there is no ...
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Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress

While I'm downloading a large file on Windows 7 using Google Chrome, my computer goes to sleep. I could obviously set the computer to not sleep at all (or change the interval before the computer ...