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Disable power off while on battery

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    Disable power off while on battery


    Since I don't use my computer as much anymore, I've noticed that when I put it to sleep and leave it idle with the power cord unplugged, it shuts off after 5-6 days. When I boot it up following this, it's obvious that it just powered out, it didn't shut down. I put it to sleep like most people and I don't want to keep the cord connected all the time, since it will kill my battery in the long term, nor do I want to worry about un-connecting and re-connecting when I'm not planning on using it.

    My question is: if I put it to sleep and the battery level gets low, is there a way to program it to hibernate instead, or at least shut down safely? I've checked advanced power options and the answer doesn't seem to be there.

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    I don't think so. If it's in sleep mode Windows isn't running so those settings don't come into play anyway.
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    You should be able to set the power options so the system hibernates after a set period of time.

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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Malickfan86 View Post
    I put it to sleep like most people and I don't want to keep the cord connected all the time, since it will kill my battery in the long term, nor do I want to worry about un-connecting and re-connecting when I'm not planning on using it.
    Not really. I have the cord plugged in for 3 years and the battery is at 99% capacity. The battery is being worn out, when it is being recharged, not when it is being plugged in, it will just recharge and that is it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Malickfan86 View Post
    My question is: if I put it to sleep and the battery level gets low, is there a way to program it to hibernate instead, or at least shut down safely? I've checked advanced power options and the answer doesn't seem to be there.
    Actually, it is. Set the critical batter level to 1% and then set the critical battery action.
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Disable power off while on battery
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