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Hibernate mode in Vista

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I have a new laptop running Win Vista Premium and I want to use it both as a laptop and as a desktop computer, i.e. connect a monitor and keyboard to the laptop. Is there a way to set the system so it will not go into hibernate or standby mode when the unit is closed with the peripherals connected? Or does this not happen with a monitor connected? Haven't tried it yet, but assume when the unit is closed it will shut down. Thanks...DR
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Yes, there sure is.

You just need to go into your Power Options and change the behavior associated with closing the lid.

To do that, go to: Start/ControlPanel/PowerOptions

Once the Power Options screen is up, look on the left side and there should be a link that says "Choose what closing the lid does" .. Once in there you will see the options you have.

(I am assuming that Vista Premium is layed out the same as Vista Ultimate here)

Edited by PsychPosse, 04 February 2008 - 04:51 PM.

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