Windows 7 & rMBP: Sleep issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gbkrip, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. gbkrip macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi everyone,

    I recently installed Windows 7 on my rMBP. Everything seems to be working perfectly except for one thing: sleep. Shutting the lid result in the computer shutting down. I have looked through the settings. Under "closing the lid" settings it is not possible to select sleep - the available options are do nothing, hibernate, and shut down. It is currently set to hibernate but as I have already pointed out the computer simply shuts off if the lid is closed.

    I have found some discussion about potential driver issues - typing "powercfg -a" into a command prompt shows that sleep is "not supported" on this device. Which is obviously odd. Those discussions did not result in a working fix.

    I am wondering if anyone here has figured out how to enable sleep on Windows 7 on their macbook.

    Thanks.
     
  2. DavidFongs macrumors newbie

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    When the system hibernates it writes the contents of RAM to disk, and shuts off. The behavior you are seeing is expected.

    As far as getting it to sleep, I don't have access to my rMBP right now so unable to help there. I'll try to post something when I get home
     
  3. gbkrip thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I understand that hibernate is working properly. However, I would strongly prefer that my computer goes to sleep rather then hibernate upon closing the lid. Hopefully that makes sense. Let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks.
     

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