Windows 10: putting laptop to sleep

  1.    07 Mar 2018 #1

    putting laptop to sleep


    I was told by an IT Pro to put the laptop to sleep when I was done using it. Why then overnight at times i turn it on the next day and it is completely shut down, I must hit the power button to get it back on, who or why does this happen?
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  2.    28 Mar 2018 #2

    Well thanks for all the replies
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    Win 10 Home Build 1803, 17133.1,64bit
       28 Mar 2018 #3

    Go to Control Panel/System and Security/Power Options


    You can adjust times as desired. Default will automatically turn computer off from Sleep after certain period if not adjusted.

    What the IT person may have meant, is to put the laptop in Sleep mode if you intend on resuming use after a certain period instead of turning on/off at each use.
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  4.    28 Mar 2018 #4

    Laserbeam125 said: View Post
    I was told by an IT Pro to put the laptop to sleep when I was done using it. Why then overnight at times i turn it on the next day and it is completely shut down, I must hit the power button to get it back on, who or why does this happen?
    Hey Laserneam125

    I would not advise it as it could cause more problems than what its worth. It will be safer for your data and your hardware if a full shutdown was completed before long periods of inactivity.
    Furthermore the reason it is shutting down will be as Torre advised, the power settings.

    I hope that this helps.
    -Hayden
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       28 Mar 2018 #5

    Laserbeam125 said: View Post
    I was told by an IT Pro to put the laptop to sleep when I was done using it. Why then overnight at times i turn it on the next day and it is completely shut down, I must hit the power button to get it back on, who or why does this happen?
    I would like to ask a question or 2 to make sure I have all the facts. I apologise if my questions sound redundant.

    1. How do you turn the laptop to Sleep ? Did you use the Power Options to set the Sleep mode ?
    2. To "wake up" the laptop from sleep, you need to hit one of the keys (any key) from the keyboard. Did you do that ?
    3. Is the battery always inserted to the laptop ?
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  6.    30 Mar 2018 #6

    Well thank you all very much for the replies. Someone asked how I went about putting it to sleep, I hit the start button, then power, then sleep, but if this is not a good practice I will shut it down completely. Again thank you all.
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  7.    30 Mar 2018 #7

    I agree with the others to Shut Down if done with computer for hours, especially if running on battery only. Have you reviewed all your power options in All settings/Power & sleep/Related settings/Additional power settings which takes you to this screen ? All kinds of options, like just close lid or tap power button. No need to even use Start button.
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       30 Mar 2018 #8

    Laserbeam125 said: View Post
    I was told by an IT Pro to put the laptop to sleep when I was done using it. Why then overnight at times i turn it on the next day and it is completely shut down, I must hit the power button to get it back on, who or why does this happen?
    Is it really fully shutdown? I have one laptop that will only wake from sleep (or hibernation) using the power button, one that wakes from any keyboard press and another that wakes on opening the lid. It seems to vary between manufacturers and even models from the same manufacturer.

    The only real advantage of using sleep rather than shutting down is that you can carry on from where you left off, that and getting to the desktop faster. The disadvantage is that sleep requires some power to maintain it. If you really are starting up from cold the next day it could be that the battery has gone flat overnight.

    I prefer to use hibernation rather than sleep, that doesn't use any power and survives even if you remove the battery.

    The recommendations above not to use sleep or hibernation are because a few models are known to have problems waking up, such as not restoring the display. If yours isn't affected this way there's no reason you can't use sleep or hibernation, but there's no real need to either. It's a personal choice in the end, mine is hibernation.
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       30 Mar 2018 #9

    Laserbeam125 said: View Post
    Well thank you all very much for the replies. Someone asked how I went about putting it to sleep, I hit the start button, then power, then sleep, but if this is not a good practice I will shut it down completely. Again thank you all.
    Besides asking you how you went about putting your laptop to sleep, I also asked the following questions which you have not yet addressed................

    2. To "wake up" the laptop from sleep, you need to hit one of the keys (any key) from the keyboard. Did you do that ?
    3. Is the battery always inserted to the laptop ?

    Adding ..............
    All my computers are either laptops or tablets. I use the Power Options to setup the Sleep mode on all of them.
    mrgeek has explained how to do that in post #7.
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