Difference between Away mode and Sleep mode

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Alan, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Dear all,

    Does anyone know the difference between sleep mode and away mode?
     
    Alan, Dec 4, 2005
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  2. In away mode, the PC is not in any of the traditional sleep modes but
    more like a home theater component with instal on capabiliities. the
    display is turned off and there is some power reduction but the
    computer can be turned back on to full power with the press of a
    button.

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    Barb Bowman MVP-Windows, Dec 4, 2005
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  3. That's actually true for any other sleep mode, too ;)

    The key difference between Away and the closest "traditional" sleep mode
    (S1, "Power On Suspend") is that in S1 the CPU is _stopped_, whereas in
    Away mode it continues to run at a clock frequency reduced enough to allow
    turning off the CPU fan. In S1, the CPU can't do anything. In Away mode the
    CPU still can fulfill tasks which do not require much processing power
    (such as recording TV).

    Regards,«
     
    Robert Schlabbach, Dec 4, 2005
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  4. Alan

    Bill Guest

    Is Away mode settable anywhere? Installed rollup-2, but on shutdown, still
    only see standby and hibernate options. Where is away mode?
     
    Bill, Dec 5, 2005
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  5. I guess I should have said INSTANT ON with a press of a button. plus
    continued processing of the scheduled TV recordings.

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    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone Columnist
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    Barb Bowman MVP-Windows, Dec 5, 2005
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  6. Away mode needs to be exposed as an ACPI function of the motherboard BIOS.
    I'm not aware of any commercially available motherboard which features
    this. I _think_ the motherboard makers currently only offer such boards to
    PC makers, but do not sell them retail (yet?).

    Regards,«
     
    Robert Schlabbach, Dec 5, 2005
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  7. Alan

    Dana Guest

    On my computer, it is in the Control Panel under the Multimedia Settings.
    Expand the Multimedia heading and it is under Sharing Media

    Hope that helps you!

    Dana

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    Dana, Feb 13, 2014
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