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Windows 7 Resume on Power Failure

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November 8, 2012 11:29:59 AM

Greetings everyone,

I live outside US, which means, a power outage from time to time is normal, but when that happens in the middle of a crucial moment is very stressful. I went to the BIOS and turned on the option Restart After Power Failure, though it wasn't what I was looking for.
Is there a way to set my Windows 7 to resume my last session (all the programs I was using) after power failure ?

PS: I'm using a desktop.

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November 8, 2012 12:30:10 PM

No. How would it know when to save?

If you don't know when to prep for a power outage, how will the PC?

You can set MS Office (maybe other programs work this way too) to automatically save your documents at intervals, but that's about it.

You should invest in a UPS, so that when the power does go out, you can properly save everything and hibernate the machine or turn it off.
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November 9, 2012 2:50:25 PM

You need a Universal Power Supply. They're expensive for the better quality.
At the very least, get a decent (spend at least 30 dollars) and get a surge protector with a 2600 joules or higher rating.
My Personal opinion is, that if power outages are common, Go with the UPS.
like the posters above said, you have a short while to save things.