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  1. #61


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have no idea what you mean by "Networked to another PC". Do you mean a VPN?

    Have you disabled the Wake On Lan functionality? Have you disabled Wake Events in Power Management?

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  2. #62


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    I made sure that was disabled. The work around they came up with is: "powercfg -requestsoverride driver \FileSystem\srvnet system" - powercfg -energy returns "srvnet preventing sleep"; srvnet being part of the networking system. The problem here is that this cannot be run if you are not @ a elevated command prompt when eliminates the use of a bat file even with a administrator enabled shortcut.
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  3. #63


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayoneseven View Post
    My problems started when I wanted to pin certain things to my new start menu so I could have everything accessible, but I found out pretty quickly that you can only save "apps" there.
    What the heck are you talking about? Of course you can pin other things there. You can pin any application there (desktop or tile), you can pin web site links. You can pin folders. You can pin all kinds of things. This is simply not true, and it seems a large part of your rant is based on this false assumption.
    The OP is right, unless you happen to stumble upon the registry hack that allows you to pin other things besides apps. So, yeah, you can. But not out of the box. And, oddly and to the OP's point, there's no user configuration setting to do this. You just have to stumble upon the hack online. Not something most people would necessarily do.
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  4. #64


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    I made sure that was disabled. The work around they came up with is: "powercfg -requestsoverride driver \FileSystem\srvnet system" - powercfg -energy returns "srvnet preventing sleep"; srvnet being part of the networking system. The problem here is that this cannot be run if you are not @ a elevated command prompt when eliminates the use of a bat file even with a administrator enabled shortcut.
    Why do you feel the need to run this from a shortcut? And you most certainly can run it from an administrator enabled shortcut.

    Does this feature not "stick" past a reboot? Why not run it from startup as a task?
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  5. #65


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayoneseven View Post
    My problems started when I wanted to pin certain things to my new start menu so I could have everything accessible, but I found out pretty quickly that you can only save "apps" there.
    What the heck are you talking about? Of course you can pin other things there. You can pin any application there (desktop or tile), you can pin web site links. You can pin folders. You can pin all kinds of things. This is simply not true, and it seems a large part of your rant is based on this false assumption.
    The OP is right, unless you happen to stumble upon the registry hack that allows you to pin other things besides apps. So, yeah, you can. But not out of the box. And, oddly and to the OP's point, there's no user configuration setting to do this. You just have to stumble upon the hack online. Not something most people would necessarily do.
    No, the original poster is not right. You can pin more than just "apps" to the start page.
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  6. #66


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post

    What the heck are you talking about? Of course you can pin other things there. You can pin any application there (desktop or tile), you can pin web site links. You can pin folders. You can pin all kinds of things. This is simply not true, and it seems a large part of your rant is based on this false assumption.
    The OP is right, unless you happen to stumble upon the registry hack that allows you to pin other things besides apps. So, yeah, you can. But not out of the box. And, oddly and to the OP's point, there's no user configuration setting to do this. You just have to stumble upon the hack online. Not something most people would necessarily do.
    No, the original poster is not right. You can pin more than just "apps" to the start page.
    OK, maybe a couple of things. But not many. It's quite fussy and tightly specific about what you can pin out of the box. That was one of the things I first noticed as a limitation in Windows 8. There were numerous items I could access at the click of a mouse on a desktop that I couldn't do on the Start screen. For example a folder link or document. That's why this exists: "Pin to Start" Files in Windows 8
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  7. #67


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    I'll bite, give me the shortcut that will run this on a command and return that it did not fail. The srvnet does not stick. I have seen "references" that say this can be controlled in "services", but no one has given which one or how.
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  8. #68


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    I'll bite, give me the shortcut that will run this on a command and return that it did not fail. The srvnet does not stick. I have seen "references" that say this can be controlled in "services", but no one has given which one or how.
    When I put your command in a .cmd file, and set the Administrator bit on the settings, it promps me for administrator privs and runs without error.

    By the way, this problem is not unique to Windows 8, it was common on Windows 7 as well. For instance.

    [Solved] Computer will not automatically enter sleep mode. ever - general-discussion - windows-7

    This is only a problem if another device on your network is accessing your media files as a media server. Most people would not want their computer to go to sleep when that was happening, which is why by default it blocks sleep. If you don't want other devices to access your media, you can block it in Network and Sharing center under Advanced sharing and multimedia, or like I said.. just run it at startup as a task as administrator.
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  9. #69


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    OK, maybe a couple of things. But not many. It's quite fussy and tightly specific about what you can pin out of the box. That was one of the things I first noticed as a limitation in Windows 8. There were numerous items I could access at the click of a mouse on a desktop that I couldn't do on the Start screen. For example a folder link or document. That's why this exists: "Pin to Start" Files in Windows 8
    Not many? The *ONLY* thing you can't pin to the start menu by default are documents. That's it. Everything else you can, and that's a lot of things. apps, folders, control panel items, mmc snap-ins, shortcuts, etc.. are all pinnable by default.

    If you really must pin a document, then create a shortcut to it and pin the shortcut, or use the hack you mention.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    It prompts for a password - right/wrong? I have not had any problems with Win7 or XP on networking and sleeping. As I said, this is another work around that should not exist, one of many that is required for Win8 to be a productive device. MS needs to do a major update or put it in the pile with ME and Vista. It appears this was an experiment, that is why they sold it so cheap.

    The link surround "media streaming" which is not enabled. Now, if the free mutimedia center that MS provided is causing the problem, then is another issue - bug.
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