How to wake up Laptop using any key?

January 22, 2018 at 13:40:19
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there,
My previous laptop used to wake up from sleep mode by pressing any key. The current one doesn't unless only the power key is pressed.
How can I make it wake up using any key?

Really appreciate your answer!

Thank you,


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#1
January 22, 2018 at 15:07:34
Which make/model laptop do you have?

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#2
January 22, 2018 at 17:55:12
hp probook 4730s

Thank you


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#3
January 23, 2018 at 15:57:10
I'm not familiar with the probook and no longer have Win7 but I remember my old Win7 desktop would black out after about 30 minutes of inactivity. Moving the mouse or pressing any key would bring it back. After about 1 hour of inactivity, only pressing the power button would bring it back.

BUT (if I remember correctly), these two modes (sleep vs hibernation (I think)) were adjustable in the power settings of Windows 7.

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#4
January 24, 2018 at 14:41:11
Why is it such an issue to press the power button to bring it out of sleep/hibernation mode? I've been doing it on my Probook for years & have never thought "gee, it sure would be easier to be able to 'press any key'"

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#5
January 24, 2018 at 14:52:36
y'know... try and find it as I might... I've yet to find that famous "any key"...

I must be missng some special clue or indicator re' it's exact lcation..


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#6
January 24, 2018 at 15:21:20
Thank you everyone for your answers, still waiting for a solution.

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#7
January 24, 2018 at 18:35:47
Check this procedure (enabling the keyboard) if it works for you:
https://support.hp.com/ee-en/produc...

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#8
January 25, 2018 at 13:38:27
Hello(#7), thank you for your suggestion.

According to the suggestion, "If the Power Management tab is not available, click the Change Settings button if it displays below the Device status box. The same Keyboard Properties window opens with the Power Management tab available."

However, there is no ‘Power Management tab’ neither ‘Change Settings button’ available.

Thank you


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#9
January 25, 2018 at 14:23:06
long shots... and they are very long...

When you boot up, can you get to a boot menu offerng " last known good config?" If so, try that to restore original setting?

Download and run the tool at tweaking.com. Let it do the full job. Ideally in safe-mode. Once completed reboot and run again (safe-mode if possible).

As I say the above are very long shots - but sometimes such things work...?

The download is not the big green button at the top of the page; look further down to a text style list of download links and use one of those


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#10
January 26, 2018 at 00:59:23
Businessnet wrote:

> there is no ‘Power Management tab’ neither
> ‘Change Settings button’ available.

That seems very strange. Maybe the problem is you
don't have Administrator status. If that's it, someone
else will have to guide you to setting it up.

Do you have just plain "Settings" or "Control Panel" on
your Start Menu? That's where Power Management is.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#11
January 29, 2018 at 14:35:15
I have the Administrator status.
What would you suggest further?
Thank you Jeff.

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#12
January 29, 2018 at 15:42:09
Interesting.

You didn't say if you see "Settings" or "Control Panel" on your
Start Menu. They should be there. It has been a couple of years
since I last used Windows 7 every day. I may have forgotten the
exact names and locations of some items.

The HP laptop I have now runs Windows 10. For a short time
after the screen turns off, it will turn back on by moving the mouse
or hitting any key. After a longer time, it requires hitting the power
button. I don't recall seeing any way to change that, although of
course the length of time before the screen turns off and before
the CPU goes into sleep mode can be changed separately, and
maybe that is exactly what you want.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#13
January 29, 2018 at 16:03:09
Yes, there is Control Panel.

Thank you.


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#14
January 30, 2018 at 09:19:01
I think I know what the problem is.

I'm accustomed to having my Control Panel set to show
"All Control Panel Items". That displays all the available
control panels, including one called "Power Options", which
is the one that lets you set lots and lots of time-out times
for various different things.

But the default is for the control panels to be shown a few
at a time, in "Categories" that are related in function. Which
category includes the power functions is not at all obvious.
There appear to be eight categories, and I don't know which
includes the power options. Either browse the categories until
you find the power options, or click the link that switches to
showing "All Control Panel Items", and it will be there.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#15
January 30, 2018 at 17:11:47
Dear Jeff,

I have uploaded 3 images on the following links. One of them was a suggestion put forward by #7 (January 24, 2018 at 18:35:47). The other two are taken from my computer. You can see the Power Management tab is absent.

https://ibb.co/hozDim
https://ibb.co/nDqx9R
https://ibb.co/kXO3zR

Everything is fine, only the computer doesn’t wake up from the sleep mode unless the power button is pressed, unlike the previous laptop which would wake up just by pressing any key on the keyboard (i.e. spacebar).

Thank you


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#16
February 16, 2018 at 06:19:29
Hi,

You can try the below suggestions to see if you have issue setting your computer to sleep mode

support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03383935


Alternatively, you can try to look into this

technipages.com/windows-10-pc-wont-go-to-sleep-mode

Hope this helps to resolve your issue :)

Adrian Gates


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