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Wake on AC power?

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    Win 8 64bit

    Wake on AC power?


    Is it possible to set the netbook (Win8 64 bit) to go to sleep sometime after AC power is disconnected and to wake up immediately once the AC power is re-connected? Thanks!

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  2. #2


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You could get it to sleep by setting the power options to sleep when battery is 95%.

    Not sure about waking - you could schedule a task that woke the computer from sleep but only ran if AC power was found. It seems that you the minimum time the task can be scheduled is every 5 minutes so it is not really waking immediately.

    Presumably you can't press the power button?
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by awindowsdummy View Post
    Is it possible to set the netbook (Win8 64 bit) to go to sleep sometime after AC power is disconnected and to wake up immediately once the AC power is re-connected? Thanks!
    That would not be a good idea IMHO because you would be draining your battery in sleep mode and the continual charge/discharge cycle could shorten your battery life.
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