Windows 7 Sleep function

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Tylerpp

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Hello, I've recently upgraded to Windows 7, it's pretty cool I like everything about it! just one thing about it is either different, or I'm not using the right settings, although I've had a fairly good look through them. I previously had Windows Vista, and I ALWAYS had it on sleep because I believe it saves on power, and is easy that way so people don't just barge in and use my comp, they'd need my password :D, so I used to keep it on sleep when I wasn't on it. This includes times where I'd be downloading something, burning or converting something, or doing things such as disk checks and Virus/spyware scans. I used to be able to do all these things with my computer on sleep with Vista, but Windows 7, anything to do with the internet just stops, I'll come back hours later and the download will have stopped, and then it all seems to pick up again, and scans or burning take for EVER they used to be the same speed! Is anyone able to help me out here? Any help would be appreciated thanks!
 
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You must have had the Monitor set to sleep on the Vista system, but not the PC, or possibly just the blank Screen Saver. If the PC is in sleep mode, no programs are running. The only activity is monitoring the wakeup devices (Mouse/Keyboard/Modem/LAN/Task Scheduer) to see if the PC should wake up, and keeping the RAM Refreshed so it's contents aren't lost.
 

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oh Really? Because I used to go to start, then sleep, and when i came back, it would always be at the welcome screen with enter password, I don't think it was just the monitor going to sleep?
 
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