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How do I add this data to the registry? (Windows 8)

While hunting around for a solution to the "Do nothing" power option for when the laptop lid is closed being absent, I came across this: By adding the registry keys: Windows Registry Editor ...
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Windows 8.1 Hibernation / WOL issues. Last Wake command never works

I setup Windows 8 and had WOL working without issue. The machine would hibernate according to the Power Plan I setup OR by using the shortcut %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Sleep When Idle

Ever since I upgraded to the Windows 8.1 beta (and even now with the Windows 8.1 RTM), my computer will not idle to sleep. This wouldn't be that much of a problem since I almost always remember to ...
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Unable to adjust screen brightness of Dell XPS 15 laptop running Windows 8

I am having problems adjusting the brightness on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I can adjust it when I am in the BIOS but not when I am in Windows 8. I tried changing the power management options but it had ...
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Why won't my computer go to sleep automatically?

Windows 8 is set to sleep after 30 mins, and it used to work, but recently it's started refusing to sleep. (I can still manually ask it to go to sleep without any issue.) I was having issues a ...
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Windows 7 machine shuts down without warning

I'm running into a problem that my PC shuts down without giving me any warnings. I'm suspecting it's because my desktop PC's power plan settings is for a laptop. Both "balanced" and "power saver" ...
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xfce power-manager->monitor difference between sleep/switch off

If I go to Settings-PowerManager->Monitor tab there are (among others) two sliders for management. 1. "Put Display to sleep when computer is inactive for:" 2. "Switch off display when computer is ...
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New Memory Power Management options in Power Options?

These options are listed under Memory Power Management in the Power Options on my laptop: Backoff channel heat break tolerance Consecutive time units to mark a page as cold Backoff channel heat ...
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Set Windows XP power button action to “Do nothing” with script or registry setting

How do I set the "When I press the power button on my computer:" option in Windows XP to "Do nothing" with a registry key or script? I found this example in searching, however it is supposed to be ...
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Allow standard users to change power plans in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I login to a standard user account I can't change the power plans as it says that the settings are managed by the system admin. I can change them when logged into the admin account but not in the ...
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How to permanently save power options in windows 7

How can I set the hard disk to never turn off permanently?And the sleep to never, together with the hibernate. Because the options resets to their default values when I turn off, log off or restart my ...
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My monitor doesn't auto-turn off!

I have Windows Vista and I've set up my display to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity in Power Options. However, it simply doesn't. I also tried a utility called "nircmd" which has a "power ...