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How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
04-03-2011, 07:23 PM
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How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
Is there a way to keep Windows 7 x64 from going into standby mode while I am streaming from myihome. I have it set to go into standby after 2 hours, but if I want watch two movies it goes into standby mode and I have come to where the computer is and wake it up to resume watching my media.

I'm running an nvidia 680i mother board if that helps with any type of magic packet... I only have one nic adapter enabled.

Please assist as this is driving me nuts
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04-03-2011, 07:48 PM (This post was last modified: 04-03-2011 07:50 PM by nuke12.)
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
What power plan are you using? "Power saver"?

In the advanced settings there is "Multimedia settings" -> "When sharing media" -> there are two options

1) Allow the computer to sleep
2) Prevent idling to sleep

What do you have set there?

I'm not sure if that will fix your issue, as I don't stream from my Win7 box.

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04-03-2011, 10:32 PM
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I have long turned off all power saving because working with audio and video editing and streaming etc it really is a pain. I have installed an icon on the desktop that invokes the screensaver - works a bit like a MAC when you park the mouse pointer in the bottom left of the screen.

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04-06-2011, 12:32 AM
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
(04-03-2011 07:48 PM)nuke12 Wrote:  What power plan are you using? "Power saver"?

In the advanced settings there is "Multimedia settings" -> "When sharing media" -> there are two options

1) Allow the computer to sleep
2) Prevent idling to sleep

What do you have set there?

I'm not sure if that will fix your issue, as I don't stream from my Win7 box.

I have done a custom power saving mode. At first I had display off in 15 hdd off in 2hr and then sleep in 3hr with "Allow Computer to enter Away mode). <-- didnt work

Currently I have display off in 12, sleep in 15 and "prevent idling to sleep"

Quote: Posted by Netmask - 04-03-2011 05:32 PM
I have long turned off all power saving because working with audio and video editing and streaming etc it really is a pain. I have installed an icon on the desktop that invokes the screensaver - works a bit like a MAC when you park the mouse pointer in the bottom left of the screen.

This sounds like a good idea in theory... but I dont want to have to force the computer to sleep when I'm away. See I'm in a wheel chair and I never know when I'm gonna want to watch some media and its very annoying (and difficult) to go from living room to where TV just to press space bar to restart my movie. I would prefer to find a way to resolve this by "keeping the computer from going to sleep while streaming media" or even better.... "wake computer upon initializing my PCH A-100" ... the second one is only a dream i know
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04-06-2011, 12:12 PM
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
I would say your screwed. Your going to have to decide if you want the machine to sleep or stay awake.

Microsoft should provide some sort of exclude list for tasks. eg. - if this task is running and using a certain % of cpu loading then don't go to sleep.

You can have the PCH use a magic packet to wake up the desktop. You have to script the PCH and configure the Windows machine to use WOL (Wakeup On Lan). The issue with this is, the Windows machine will still idle back to sleep after the set time.

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04-06-2011, 12:43 PM
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
look under power option

then change advanced power settings

remember to click on change setting that are currently unavailable

the click on multimedia settings

then click on when sharing media ( change that setting)

was a long time ago i had to use this setting but i think setting it to away mode worked for me , but it is one of the setting under there .

Probably also may need to change the power option for the hard drive to .

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04-07-2011, 04:09 PM
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
(04-06-2011 12:12 PM)nuke12 Wrote:  I would say your screwed. Your going to have to decide if you want the machine to sleep or stay awake.

Microsoft should provide some sort of exclude list for tasks. eg. - if this task is running and using a certain % of cpu loading then don't go to sleep.

You can have the PCH use a magic packet to wake up the desktop. You have to script the PCH and configure the Windows machine to use WOL (Wakeup On Lan). The issue with this is, the Windows machine will still idle back to sleep after the set time.

Could you perhaps provide me a TUT/FAQ or Link on how I could do this?
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04-07-2011, 05:19 PM (This post was last modified: 04-07-2011 05:44 PM by nuke12.)
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
(04-07-2011 04:09 PM)davuswho Wrote:  Could you perhaps provide me a TUT/FAQ or Link on how I could do this?

You won't find the info all in one place.

You can search on this site for a WOL script for use on the PCH. I wrote one but it is way more complex then you want.

As for the Windows side of things, do google searches on using Wakeup On Lan (WOL) and using the magic packet.

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04-07-2011, 07:25 PM
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
I found the script I wrote to do WOL on my NAS box. It is more complex then what your looking for but your welcome to steal anything you want from it.
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showth...?tid=47291

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04-08-2011, 06:45 PM
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RE: How to Prevent Win7 going into standby while streaming
(04-07-2011 07:25 PM)nuke12 Wrote:  I found the script I wrote to do WOL on my NAS box. It is more complex then what your looking for but your welcome to steal anything you want from it.
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showth...?tid=47291

I'm not much of a coder, scripter or programmer but I will play around with it when I get some free time. Thanks for the approval to tinker around with it.
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