Power Mgt for non-administrator account


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Robin Bignall

I've been wondering why, after my wife has played a game or two while
waiting for me to finish some medical stuff, I lose Hibernate.
Her account is a non-admin account, and when I look at Pwr Mgt it seems
to think this desktop is a laptop: everything is set to conserve energy
and hibernate just isn't there, or hybrid.
When I reboot and sign on as me all these options reappear. Weird; I
thought that power options applied to machine, not user.
 
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Scott

I've been wondering why, after my wife has played a game or two while
waiting for me to finish some medical stuff, I lose Hibernate.
Her account is a non-admin account, and when I look at Pwr Mgt it seems
to think this desktop is a laptop: everything is set to conserve energy
and hibernate just isn't there, or hybrid.
When I reboot and sign on as me all these options reappear. Weird; I
thought that power options applied to machine, not user.
I thought so too.

I have just looked at my options (as a 'user' not administrator) and
the options appear to be available.
 
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VanguardLH

Robin Bignall said:
I've been wondering why, after my wife has played a game or two while
waiting for me to finish some medical stuff, I lose Hibernate.
Her account is a non-admin account, and when I look at Pwr Mgt it seems
to think this desktop is a laptop: everything is set to conserve energy
and hibernate just isn't there, or hybrid.
When I reboot and sign on as me all these options reappear. Weird; I
thought that power options applied to machine, not user.
Perhaps the game disables power options because, well, since you're
still presumably playing the game while it is running then you don't
want the host to go into a low-power mode. Is the spouse perhaps
leaving the game running? Can't tell if the game attempts disabling
power mode since the game remains unidentified; however, it's not likely
that I play that game. If there is a forum for the game, ask there if
the game disables power options (so the computer remains capable of
playing the game while it is loaded). If the game isn't running when
the computer gets back to you, are you sure your spouse exited the game
gracefully or it crashed and she left the computer after the crash
(i.e., maybe the game disabled power options, the game crashed so it
never got to resume the power options, and the spouse left it in that
state and how it was when you got it)?
 
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Robin Bignall

Perhaps the game disables power options because, well, since you're
still presumably playing the game while it is running then you don't
want the host to go into a low-power mode. Is the spouse perhaps
leaving the game running? Can't tell if the game attempts disabling
power mode since the game remains unidentified; however, it's not likely
that I play that game. If there is a forum for the game, ask there if
the game disables power options (so the computer remains capable of
playing the game while it is loaded). If the game isn't running when
the computer gets back to you, are you sure your spouse exited the game
gracefully or it crashed and she left the computer after the crash
(i.e., maybe the game disabled power options, the game crashed so it
never got to resume the power options, and the spouse left it in that
state and how it was when you got it)?
That is an excellent suggestion, Vanguard. These are just the usual MS
games supplied with W7, but I notice that when I occasionally do a
Windows backup (belt-and-braces approach together with my regular backup
program) the one thing it cannot back up is 'saved games' for some
reason. I'll look into this tomorrow, and thanks.
Prosperous New Year to all.
 

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