How could you Save Energy...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Romain S., Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Romain S.

    Romain S. Guest

    Hello Microsoft,

    It's well known that the waste of energy has become a major preoccupation.
    And that most computers use windows as their main application software.

    There are many solutions to avoid a computer from wasting power.

    But using the shut down solutions given by Windows Vista is not so
    comfortable. Because, for example you don't want your computer to show a
    saving screen during a movie played with other software than windows media

    I really think that Windows should add a function to allow you by right
    clicking on the task bar, to shut down completely or not the computer after
    the end of the current task (like file copy, burn dvd, watching media…).

    I am aware that some software allows you to do this, but I think that this
    function must be on Windows Vista.

    Romain S.

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    Romain S., Apr 12, 2007
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  2. The third party software would need to support it, as well. It would have to
    return a value to say it is done. Otherwise, the OS would have no way on
    knowing when the process has completed. Even by the CPU usage of the
    application would be iffy to judge if it was done or not.

    Great idea, but difficult to implement. I know Nero supports the shut off
    the PC when finished. CloneDVD does as well, I believe.
    Dustin Harper, Apr 12, 2007
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  3. Romain S.

    Stephan Rose Guest

    sudo shutdown -h 120

    Shuts down the machine in 120 minutes

    Doesn't work in Vista though ;)

    2003 Yamaha R6

    Stephan Rose, Apr 12, 2007
  4. Romain S.

    Dave R. Guest

    Silly me, I thought this would be easy to duplicate in Vista (well, not
    duplicate since the time would be clock time instead of elapsed time) by
    using "runas", "at" and "shutdown" from a cmd prompt, but I can't figure
    out the correct syntax. I tried

    runas /user:<adminusername> "at <time> shutdown -s"

    Whereupon Vista prompted me for the password for adminusername,
    displayed the message "Attempting to start at <time> shutdown -s as user
    "<machine name>\<adminusername> ..." and another cmd window flashed in
    the background, but running "at" from an elevated command prompt showed
    no entries in the list. I tried the "at <time> shutdown -s" command
    directly from the elevated command prompt and it worked just fine.

    I tried a number of variations on the runas, but none of them were
    successful. Anyone have any ideas?


    Dave R., Apr 12, 2007
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