Sleep mode is a low-power state designed to provide very fast resuming of a computer's operation, with minimal power consumption.

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How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu?

I know that almost everything on Windows, like opening any sort of application, can be done from the command prompt or from the Run menu. How can I put my computer to sleep or shut it down? What is ...
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Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

Problem Windows suffers from hand-holding, and every iteration has exacerbated the problem. Windows 10 attracted controversy upon release for forcing home users to update regularly and making user ...
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Trigger Task Scheduler in Windows 7 when computer wakes up from sleep/hibernate

I don't want task scheduler or whatever to wake the computer, but when I open the laptop back up and the machine wakes I'd like that to be the trigger that task scheduler or something uses to run an ...
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Laptop randomly waking up = Hibernate / Low Battery?

A (Windows 7) laptop has been annoying me since the day we got it. When it is put to sleep (the lid closed), it seems to intermittently wake up randomly during the night (i.e., 10pm, 1:30am, 7am, ...
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Is it bad to put your computer in sleep mode every time?

Often I have a lot of stuff open and don't feel like shutting down my laptop, so I just use sleep mode when I'm transferring it. But I have no idea if this might have any disadvantages. So my ...
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Is it still necessary to shut down computers?

Nowadays with our modern operating systems, is it necessary to fully shutdown computers instead of choosing to stand-by or hibernate computers (desktops and laptops)? Would there be any side-effects ...
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What is the difference between (these four) sleep states?

Whilst browsing the interwebs, I found an article here about how to run a Power Efficiency Report. As I wasnt doing anything, I decided to try it and see what it did. In the results it listed the ...
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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 ...
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Troubleshooting a Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep

I have a new Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep (not just automatically, but also when specifically told to). The screen goes black momentarily, but within two seconds the machine comes back as if ...
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Disable power LED blinks during Vista hybrid sleep?

Does anyone know how to disable the blinking power LED when Vista enters hybrid sleep mode? My case has a very bright blue LED that is rather distracting. I'd rather not disable hybrid sleep, as it ...
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Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down?

Which is the best for the "longevity" of your hardware, when done on a daily basis? Should I use sleep, hibernate or shut down? EDIT: As evident in some of the answers, the answer seems to vary by ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep when traveling in bag?

I am not turning laptop off, but rather putting into hibernation, as it starts much faster and I can continue working without starting all apps again. It was working long time from Windows XP to ...
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Why does my Windows computer immediately turn back on after sleep/hibernate?

After clicking sleep or hibernate in Windows 7, my computer loads for a while and then goes into sleep mode, but not 1 second later it powers back up. The event log has no errors and no warnings ...
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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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How do I make a batch file wait / sleep for some seconds?

I use a batch file to start up a few of the programs I need running in the background. Up until now, I had used the pause command to execute it after some of the other start-ups finished. I would ...
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Wake timers don't wake computer from sleep mode

I'm got a custom built PC running 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate. So far everything works great except for one thing: it will not wake up from sleep mode for a wake timer or scheduled task. Sleep mode ...
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Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

I heard that a hard disk in a laptop is more susceptible to damage if it is turned on. A person damaged their laptop's hard drive by having their laptop on while it was in their backpack. I also ...
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How can I stop windows re-positioning after waking from sleep?

I put my multi-monitor system to sleep when it's not in use. After I wake it up, all windows are repositioned to a different screen. The closest pattern I can think of is that the windows there were ...
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Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook

I've done some quick Googling but didn't find an answer. I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS and most of my ...
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How do I prevent Windows 7 laptop from waking up automatically?

About once or twice a week my laptop will wake up in the early hours of the morning (about 6ish) from sleep mode. This happens whether the AC power is connected or not. It will then turn itself off ...
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Is there a command line tool to put Windows 8 to sleep? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu in Windows Vista? A few days ago I installed Windows 8. I first found the lack of the "shutdown" menu ...
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Why is my laptop favoring the wireless connection over my LAN connection?

When my laptop comes out of sleep, I have to typically wait about 90-120 seconds before my network (wireless or NIC card) 'wakes up'. During that time, I see my wireless connection with 'limited ...
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Help me find the offending process waking my Windows 7 PC from hibernate every night

Recently my Windows 7 64-bit PC has started waking every night from hibernation around 3:30am. I have done the following to try and figure out what is causing the issue with no luck: Examined the ...
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Why is Windows7 waking up after I put it to sleep?

Just about every night I put my Windows 7 computer to sleep, and then I turn off the power to my bluetooth keyboard. Almost always, the next morning my computer has woken up, keyboard still off. I'm ...
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How to prevent Windows 8.1 from gathering windows onto a single display when sleeping?

Whenever my laptop sleeps, it gathers all my windows onto the primary monitor. How can I prevent this behavior? I setup my workspace in a very specific way, and it's super frustrating to have all the ...
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What is the impact of leaving a laptop in “sleep” mode (while on battery power)? [closed]

How much battery would leaving my laptop at "sleep" mode consume? is the consumption low enough so that it would be safe to leave the laptop sleeping at nights regularily and using it tommorow? ...
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Why does my Windows 7 computer freeze after waking up from Sleep?

Moderator edit: if you have a similar problem, please ask your own question, since it seems there are several things that can cause this situation, it is better to treat each case separately. Hey ...
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Is the CPU active in Sleep mode?

Suppose on a Windows OS, you toggle the computer to go into sleep mode and put it away. As far as I know there will no programs or processes will be running. But would the processor still be running ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 wake up from sleep?

I upgraded my Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate (RTM) and after that it doesn't wake up from sleep. When I power it on it turns on but nothing happens, but if I press the reset button it boots and ...
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What's waking up my PC?

When I place my PC to sleep, it goes to sleep for 2 min and then wakes up again on its own. I ran cmd.exe as an admin and then typed powercfg -last wake and -requests and I got nothing really that ...
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uTorrent prevents computer from entering sleep state

I've been using uTorrent for a long period of time, but recently I noticed that when I open uTorrent, I can't make my laptop go to sleep. The screen turns off and etc. but it will be still running and ...
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Sleeping a computer via batch file in Windows 7

I want to make a batch file that will sleep my computer after a period of time. The closest thing I have found is placing it in standby, but seems to work differently than the sleep button on my ...
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windows 8 desktop wakes up immediately after sleep due to keyboard/mouse

I have a desktop computer. I recently formatted it and installed Windows 8 64-bit. All works well, except 1 problem: If I try to put it to sleep, it sleeps and immediately wakes up. It worked ...
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Sleep shortcut in win7 [duplicate]

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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task scheduler won't wake the computer

I want my computer to start uTorrent at 4 o'clock in the morning, when I'm asleep. But the computer is a bit noisy so I put it to sleep mode every time I go to bed. I've tried creating a task in Task ...
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Scheduling a task before sleep in Windows 7 and hold off the sleep event until task runs

Note that this is different than the other questions I found (I did search), like: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I used the same trick of scheduling a task ...
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How to execute a script on sleep, hibernate, resume, and shutdown

I keep alot of my classwork documents hosted on dropbox as well as my personal site for remote storage. This helps alot since I switch between an iPad, laptop and desktop, so there are no worries ...
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How to setup Windows to not put my external drive to sleep?

Every time I use some external device (pen-drive or external hdd) on my desktop, after some idle time my Windows 7 put it into sleep state, turning it off. Sometimes it sleeps and dont come back. ...
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Windows 10 keeps waking from sleep

My computer has been waking out of sleep since I've upgraded to windows 10. It usually sleeps for many hours before waking. This is a desktop PC. C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg lastwake Wake History ...
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What is Hybrid Sleep in Windows 7?

Is Hybrid Sleep on Windows 7 the same as on Windows Vista? As I understand it so far, it is like sleep, except the content of the RAM is also saved onto the hard drive, so when there is ...
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Desktop reboots itself on sleep or hibernate

I have been using an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard for main home desktop workstation, operating Windows Vista x64. This computer has right from day one not been able to enter hibernate or standby; after ...
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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 ...
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Put 'nix box to sleep from command line?

What command(s) do I type in the terminal to put the computer to sleep?
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Should I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, or shut it down every day?

So. I have this Mac Book Pro 3.06 GHz. Coming from Windows Laptops I'm use to ALWAYS as ritual no matter what, shutdown the operating system. I have this feeling of not doing so affects the ...
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Why does my computer keep switching on?

My computer seems to randomly turn itself on, usually in the middle of the night when I'm asleep. It's in my bedroom so it wakes me up. I'm running Windows 7 and I don't know if it's trying to runs ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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Automatically run a program when Mac wakes from sleep

I want to set a program to automatically run when the Mac wakes from sleep. Any idea how to do this?
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How do I set a hot corner in Windows 7?

I have a dual monitor setup on my Windows 7 box at work. I'd like to know how (if possible) I can set a hot corner to start the screensaver or put the display to sleep?
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Windows 7 sleeping during operations

I've got Windows 7 set up on my media box. It's set to sleep after 30 mins of inactivity, but it doesn't seem to work as advertised. In the last two weeks it's gone to sleep during a file copy ...
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What happens when a computer goes to sleep? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between (these four) sleep states? What exactly (hardware and software-wise) happens when a computer goes to sleep? Do the actual processes turn ...