Windows 7 issue - automatic shut down?

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  1. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Ive set myself up a 50GB partition to play some games.

    I havent played PC games for years, turns out they got big, and 50GB is barely enough.... but thats not my problem

    I purchased UT3.... and started the 8GB (!!!!!) download.

    I dont have the fastest internet speed... and the download would take around 4 or 5 hours.... fine I thought, ill leave it on over night.

    Changed my power saving settings to, "turn off screen after 10 minutes... but NEVER sleep computer"

    Woke up this morning to find my laptop had shut itself down, it was compeltely off. My download was at around 40%.

    Ive tried pissing about with the settings and cant figure out what to do.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    Was this the settings for On Battery or On Power? And was it for the activated power plan, ie. High Performance...
     
  3. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I set it for both on battery and on power, just to be safe.

    As for power plan, I didnt change it, its the default setting.

    Could that effect if the computer shuts down automatically though?
     
  4. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    Was this set for the Balanced Plan? The defaults on mine has it to hibernate after 6 hours (360 minutes) with the Balanced Plan. You can either change that in advanced settings or just change the plan to High Performance.
     
  5. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using Windows 7 release candidate, or the beta version? You do know about the warnings that Microsoft sent out saying that the beta version (and next year, the RC) will automatically shut down after 2 hours?
     
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  7. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    Good point, didn't think about that (Beta shutdowns started 1 July). However, don't you think he would have noticed it shutting down during the day?
     
  8. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    Depends how often he's on the Windows partition. For example, I haven't used my xp partition since mid-june seeing as I didn't have any uni work to do since then.
     
  9. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good point rasied... but yeah, im on RC.

    Ill change the settings to high performance later on... see what happens

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  10. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    Kicking myself for not thinking of that either. One of the problems of using Windows 95% of the time.

    Let us know.
     
  11. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    That's the first thing I do when installing Windows.
     

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