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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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Does Windows flush drive caches on standby?

Does Windows flush the drive caches when entering standby mode? It seems like an obvious thing to do and I for one would design it like that if I were on the Windows team, but over the years, I have ...
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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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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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How to find the uptime since last wake from standby

I want to know the uptime since the last wake from standby. The command uptime only shows the difference between current time minus the last startup time.
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How does increasing RAM effect laptop battery life on standby?

Just a simple theoretical question: Does increasing the amount of physical RAM on a laptop affect the battery life while in standby? I always thought the only real difference between hibernate and ...
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What prevents Windows from entering standby?

Is there a tool or method to find out, what prevents Windows Vista 32 bit from entering the standby mode? My home pc is set to standby after a certain time of inactivity. But quite often it just stays ...
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How to avoid the login screen when returning from standby?

When my computer comes out of standby mode. It still ask me which user I am. Still, I'm the only user. So this seems a bit useless. How can I prevent this extra click? Standby settings don't seem ...
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Cooler does not shut down in standby

In some computers, when I put them to stand-by, they do not shut down their fan-based coolers. Even though they go stand-by (and can be waken up with the mouse), they just don't shut up. I have no ...
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How to control the time before Windows 7 wakes from standby and hibernates?

Ever since I reformatted my laptop, it just hasn't been the same. Before reformatting I noticed that if it was in standby for around 24 hours, it would automatically wake up and go into hibernation. I ...
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Windows 7 hangs after longer inactivity of user

I have serveral PCs running Windows 7 in different falvors (32- / 64-bit / Professional / Ultimate / ATI / Nvidia) - they all have one problem in common... ...if I don't work on any of them for a ...