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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1861


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    I hope you're right but I still think its way to soon to declare a total victory

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  2. #1862


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    I hope you're right but I still think its way to soon to declare a total victory
    Yep, I'd prefer to wait a few days and get some more feedback.

    Starting to dare to hope, though!!!!!!!!!
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  3. #1863


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just tested mine.
    Set it for 1 minute.
    Took around 2 for it to sleep.

    Click image for larger version

    Why some sleep & some do not is a mystery.
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  4. #1864


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    The solution is to ditch Win8.1.
    This is in no way a "solution" to the Windows 8.1 problem.
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  5. #1865


    Posts : 50
    Win8.1-64 Pro


    Take this with the tiniest grain of salt ever, but my install of Win10 ("beta") to a 64-bit VMware Workstation machine did not sleep appropriately. In fact, of about 10 tries the system only slept once. But the reason I say take it with a grain of salt is that, as anyone who has used Workstation knows, there are lots of inherent issues and problems running on an OS in Workstation which are not issues when using actual hardware. I don't have plans to install Win10 directly to hardware until it's an official release. (I'm not taking my main computer down to do it and don't have any other hardware new enough to bother with.)

    As an aside, my initial thoughts of Win10 are generally positive. I LOVE the new start menu, maybe even better than Win7. MAYBE. The only problem is it didn't keep up very well when I'd hit the <windows> key and start typing a program to run. Booting into Windows was quite a bit slower than with Win8.1 too. But, both these issues could be due to the fact this is beta (with additional beta code running for logging/etc purposes) and also in a virtual environment. I've never installed Win8/8.1 final in a virtual environment, so I have no base with which to compare.

    Yeah, basically, why even bother with this post in the first place?! /sigh
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  6. #1866


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    BTW, I wonder if the site admins here have a new tenforums.com URL yet?
    Windows 10 Forums or the link at the bottom of every 7F/8f page.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I'm thinking of trying Win 10, but this is an HP machine and if I did install it, I'd want to dual boot. Can I do that with UEFI?
    Some are reporting that dual boot is running great. Perhaps you might want to present your question there.

    Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

    So far there is no dual booting tutorial, but there is a fresh install one:

    Windows 10 Technical Preview - Clean Install
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  7. #1867


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Some are reporting that dual boot is running great. Perhaps you might want to present your question there.

    Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

    So far there is no dual booting tutorial, but there is a fresh install one:

    Windows 10 Technical Preview - Clean Install
    Shawn/Brink has been busy . . . there's now a Dual Boot with Win 7, 8, 10 Tutorial.
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  8. #1868


    I'm glad you're excited, Wynona, but I can't seem to find the dual boot tutorial.
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  9. #1869


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Method Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    The solution is to ditch Win8.1.
    This is in no way a "solution" to the Windows 8.1 problem.
    It is for me. The time Lin and Wyn and NCguy and I have spent in trying different things... I even managed to accidentally delete ALL of my three drives partitions, the worst crash I have had in the 20 years of building and owning PCs (I had complete and offsite backups so no harm/no foul). I am not spending any more time on this issue expect for typing here, heh. It is the only permanent solution for me, no more workarounds needed. One thousand, eight hundred, and sixty nine posts, amazing.

    Getting close to my last post here. I have already moved to the new tenforums site and am filling in the profile now. See you on the flip side!
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  10. #1870


    Right, my over 8.1 win 10 install is 22 hrs old and it is going very well. Running with MS account and it has not failed to sleep once!!

    Certainly seems to have fixed sleep for me, even though all my progs and data are still as per 8.1.

    Yep, John, I am over it and I beat you to the 'other side' by about 45 min!

    Good luck to all. Hope I don't have a sleep relapse and have to eat my words!

    Cheers,

    Lindsay.
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