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problems with powercfg requestsoverride and windows 10 not functioning

I have Windows 10 and an older device called Way2call which is basically a modem type of device but doesn't show up as a modem anymore in device manager in Windows 10, it shows up as a sound device (...
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Don't require password on wakeup while explorer.exe is killed

I need to configure Windows 10 Kiosk Auto-login tablets that don't require a password when they go to sleep. Right now, our tablets autologin on a local user, which kills explorer.exe at login and ...
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Hibernate setting resets itself [duplicate]

So like on previous Windows installations I'm using the following command: powercfg -h off But on this new Windows 8.1 Pro system it keeps coming back => see alert How can I tell Windows to keep it ...
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How to tell what wake source is when wake_armed is none and Wake Source: Unknown

Same problem as so many people: My computer wakes itself, but I can't determine the source. Windows 10. It's happened around 3:40am, 12:21am, etc. Seems to happen every few weeks. These are some ...
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USB Audio Device Preventing Sleep (Windows 10)

Background I have been having issues with my computer not entering sleep and also waking from sleep since Window 8.1. I had hoped that Windows 10 would resolve these issues, but unfortunately this is ...
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Windows (sleep mode) Screen is dimming but unable to go to sleep

When i'm running windows 7(64 bits) a long time , the computer won't go to sleep when i hit the sleep mode button or the power button (since i'm configuring it that way) When going to sleep , the ...
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Win 8.1 not going to sleep

I have searched quite a lot already but unfortunately didnt find any solution or hint yet. My problem is NOT that my computer starts/boots itself from standby mode. For this often discussed problem, ...
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Power-Troubleshooter shows no info of wakesource

If you want to look what woke your pc from sleep, just open the event viewer and look for the log of the Power-Troubleshooter event. Alternatively you can type "powercfg -lastwake" into the cmd. ...
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Where does `powercfg` get battery health information, and why isn't it in WMI?

On Windows 10 (among other versions) running on a device having a battery, I can use powercfg /batteryreport to obtain the "Design Capacity" and "Last Full Charge Capacity" for the battery, which give ...
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Windows 10 keeps waking up at night, source unknown, what to do?

I have recently upgraded a Win7 Pro machine to Win10, and since that day, every few days, the computer wakes up at nicht, once at 3:30 in the morning, the other time at 2:30 in the morning. I already ...
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Wake Source Count zero but my PC is constantly waking up

For about a week, when I put my PC to sleep it will automatically wake up in approx. 30 seconds. This is the output of various powercfg commands: Here is the event log, not sure if time ...
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Windows 10 Computer Wakes During Night

Since I've updated my computer to win 10, it's been waking up in the middle of the night (it's important to note that this DID NOT happen before I updated, in windows 7). I'm not sure at what time it ...
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screenbright win7 powershell/commandline alternative

Work computer, so I cannot install any thirdparty apps :( Does anyone have the command line samples that work like screenbright? 2 monitors, one is darker than other and OS will brighten/darken BOTH....
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Windows 10 Hibernation not available

On a laptop where was previously installed Windows 8.1 I was perfectly able to use the hibernation feature. I have upgraded to Windows 10 and now the hibernation feature is disabled. If I run a ...
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Run batch as ADMIN & use robocopy

I need to copy from %USERPROFILE%\Desktop to B:\Desktop where B is a mapped network drive. The code inside BAT file is: powercfg -change -standby-timeout-ac 0 robocopy "C:\USER\DESKTOP\" "B:\DESKTOP" ...
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powercfg gives invalid parameter error

I am trying to run powercfg according to these site: http://ss64.com/nt/powercfg.html To be exact I want to run this command via .batch file Set _Custom_Power=B1234567-SS64-SS64-SS64-F00000111AAA ...
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What does WindowsXP SetMonTime.exe command do?

I noticed on my Windows XP SP3 workstation a command runs at startup as follows: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SetMonTime 600 I searched on the net and there is absolutely no reference to what it is and what ...
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Changes made to powercfg.exe saved on your harddrive?

Seems like a silly question and I am about 80% sure it does, but I cant find it documented anywhere. Lets say 1 of my laptops is stuck in sleep mode, I remove the hard drive and put it in a similar ...
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Cannot open powercfg.cpl

I cannot open powercfg.cpl When i was opening control panel, windows explorer stopped working and shows "windows explorer is restarting". but control panel is not opening. I went to windows directory&...
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Setting Windows 8 to disable USB-wake by default for all devices - powercfg pipes?

I'm trying to keep all mice/keyboard/USB devices from waking a Windows 8.1 desktop without having to go back to device manager every time a device is plugged back in. UEFI dual bios (Gigabyte GA-...
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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 powrprof.dll,...
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Windows 8.1 64-Bit: Power Schemes gone

So I just ran powercfg /restoredefaultschemes because Windows 8.1 would not let me create new power schemes properly. The result was that suddenly all power schemes were gone. It looks like this (with ...
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powercfg.exe not working properly

os:Windows 8 pro x64 build 9200 (fully updated) I want to change the closing lid function through command line with powercfg.exe, so I gathered the required GUIDs and executed the following command: ...
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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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Windows 7 wakes immediately from sleep - no wake history

I have 64-bit Windows 7 Pro installed on a OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. The machine automatically wakes straight up from sleep, whether it happens when after the timeout set in power settings for sleep, or when ...
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On Windows 2003 how can I get the active power scheme using powercfg?

On Windows 7 I can use the parameter getactivescheme to get this information. How can I get it on Windows 2003? On Windows 7 I can run the following code: PS C:\Users\e> powercfg -getactivescheme ...
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My Windows 7 PC wakes up randomly and powercfg lastwake shows nothing. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Laptop randomly waking up = Hibernate / Low Battery? My PC wakes up from sleep randomly. I disabled Hibernation after Sleep. I am using Asus N53SV with Windows 7 64 bit. ...
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Vista laptop keeps waking up a minute after I put it to sleep

I have used the command powercfg -lastwake to determine what is waking up my computer. Here is what it produces in prompt Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source Count - 1 Wake ...
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Legacy Kernel Caller preventing sleep mode

I have a problem with Windows 7 not sleeping. PowerCfg -requests says a "Legacy Kernel Caller" driver prevents the sleep mode. This is not very helpful or informative. How do I get more details ...
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permission denied by powercfg on win7 while an administrator

I am trying to fix a friends computer which is constantly going to sleep on them and sometimes not waking up. Trying to launch power configuration from the control panel does nothing, and launching ...