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Beginner - Windows 8 - disabling suspension mode

  1. #1


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    Beginner - Windows 8 - disabling suspension mode


    Need help. Not good with computers. Just purchased computer with Windows 8. Don't know anything about it. 1st problem is how do i disable the "suspension mode"?

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    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 x64


    Do you mean sleep and hibernate?

    Right click on the desktop, Personalize. Screen Saver. Then Change power settings. You can change detailed aspects of your power plan there, including hibernation and sleep

    Tutorial here:

    Power Options Menu - Add or Remove Sleep or Hibernate in Windows 8
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    Sorry for being so dense. The Windows 8 is my son't computer and he said when he was on AOL, after not using for a bit, "suspension mode" appeared and he was disconnected. We both are very inexperienced with computer. any help would be appreciated.
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    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 x64


    THat sounds like an AOL type issue. I dont use AOL. Are you walking about the AOL website or the AOL program?
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    Posts : 5
    windows8


    I don't know. He was on his e-mail on AOL
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    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 x64


    Maybe someone else can take this one. If he saw an actual "suspension mode" text on screen, that doesnt sound like a Windows issue. Ive never seen that before.

    If I were you, first try checking and changing your Hibernation/Sleep settings first the way the Tutorial link above shows you. See if that corrects your problem
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well, I'm not too sure about the AOL problem...

    Do you need any help with the general use of Windows 8 and the Start Screen? Be happy to help!
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  8. #8


    Oregon
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT


    AOL will disconnect when your computer goes into sleep mode. See : AOL service disconnects when computer goes into sleep mode - AOL Help

    Do as davegx explained above and it should resolve the issue.
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    Posts : 5
    windows8


    Appreciate everyone's help. I will print out these instructions and try. I just hope I down crash the whole system.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5
    windows8


    I just looked at instructions, but it doesn't say anything about Windows 8
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