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8.1 SLEEP (auto)

borgus

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I7 - 2600K CPU

8.1, built upon 8, will not auto-sleep as its predecessor did.

Hybrid SLEEP has been tested both on and off, fast shutdown is off.

Monitor shutdown is 10' and CPU's is :15.

Latest video driver is installed.

"Power' troubleshooter has been run. The only issue reported: "screensaver is enabled" - which it is not (blank).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8

JustATest

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I am testing the 8.1 sleep function on my laptop as we speak. I will update this thread after it sleeps
(if it does).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

JustATest

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OK, auto sleep is working for my 8.1 laptop. I adjusted my sleep settings to speed up the event. See screenshot for details:

View attachment 24649

Compare yours to mine and maybe turn off screensaver for a test? Good luck and I hope this test helped you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

borgus

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Thanks for testing. This is a Desktop PC, so settings are somewhat different.
Even a reinstall of Win 8.1 (over itself) made no difference in its ability to auto-sleep.

**UPDATE**

Several 8.1 builds have been saved as images. Interestingly, another image of 8.1 - created the same way on the same machine with the same software and hardware - does auto sleep.

THAT is the O/S image that I wound up using. A video editor had display problems under this auto-sleep capable version, but that was a problem with the program's settings, not with 8.1.

Why there was a SLEEP difference between the two seemingly identical O/S builds remains a mystery.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8

JustATest

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Hi borgus,

Unfortunately, I only have a laptop set up for 8.1 testing. However, if I had a desktop available, I surely would do that comparison test for you. Also, sorry I didn't realize you had a desktop. Good luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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