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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 12:21:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi group,

Sorry for posting right away without lurking for a while. When I watch DVDs
on my computer, or download large files (56k modem) the screensaver or power
save scheme cuts in and spoils my plans.
I realise that I could go into screensaver manually every time and disable
it, but that is tedious. I thought there might be a utility to do it for me,
or a switch.
If there is a FAQ for this group which covers this question, please direct
me.
Thanks a bunch.

Dave W.
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 12:21:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Use two .reg files; one to turn off the power settings, the other to turn on the settings.
To execute a .reg file; double-click it and click [Yes] when prompted to write the data to the registry.

Code to turn off the screensaver and leave monitor & hard disks on:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
"CurrentPowerPolicy"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\0]
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,00,00,02,00,00,00,02,00,\
00,00,60,00,00,00,43,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,58,02,00,\
00,00,00,64,64,64,64,65,00
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Copy the 13 lines within the hyphens - - - above (I'm counting the 3 blank lines, do not copy the hyphens - - -)
Paste it into Notepad
Save the file with a .reg extension (i.e. Off.reg) It does not matter where you save the file.

The power setting are in hexadecimal. Just tell me how many hours or minutes you want each of these:
Turn off monitor ?
Turn off hard disks ?
System standby ?

I'll convert it and plug it into the string of numbers in the "Policies" value.

The "off" setting was easy. All three are set to "Never".
That's why I could provide the "Off.reg" code already.

I'll send you the code for "On.reg" when you tell me the three settings that you want:
Turn off monitor: Must be between 1min - 5hrs or Never
Turn off hard disks: Must be between 3min - 5hrs or Never
System standby: Must be between 1min - 5hrs or Never

I can send both files by e-mail if you wish. Let me know.
I'll also reply to the group.


Austin M. Horst
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 4:09:24 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Thanks a bunch for that Austin. I'm familiar with hex, so I'm going to
search for these keys and save the existing ones before I script the "=0"
settings.
Thanks again.

Dave W.

"Austin M. Horst" <anonymous@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:eyW2P5wXFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Use two .reg files; one to turn off the power settings, the other to turn
> on the settings.
> To execute a .reg file; double-click it and click [Yes] when prompted to
> write the data to the registry.
>
> Code to turn off the screensaver and leave monitor & hard disks on:
>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> - - -
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
> "ScreenSaveActive"="0"
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
> "CurrentPowerPolicy"="0"
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\0]
> "Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
>
> 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,00,00,02,00,00,00,02,00,\
>
> 00,00,60,00,00,00,43,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,58,02,00,\
> 00,00,00,64,64,64,64,65,00
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> - - -
>
> Copy the 13 lines within the hyphens - - - above (I'm counting the 3 blank
> lines, do not copy the hyphens - - -)
> Paste it into Notepad
> Save the file with a .reg extension (i.e. Off.reg) It does not matter
> where you save the file.
>
> The power setting are in hexadecimal. Just tell me how many hours or
> minutes you want each of these:
> Turn off monitor ?
> Turn off hard disks ?
> System standby ?
>
> I'll convert it and plug it into the string of numbers in the "Policies"
> value.
>
> The "off" setting was easy. All three are set to "Never".
> That's why I could provide the "Off.reg" code already.
>
> I'll send you the code for "On.reg" when you tell me the three settings
> that you want:
> Turn off monitor: Must be between 1min - 5hrs or Never
> Turn off hard disks: Must be between 3min - 5hrs or Never
> System standby: Must be between 1min - 5hrs or Never
>
> I can send both files by e-mail if you wish. Let me know.
> I'll also reply to the group.
>
>
> Austin M. Horst
>
>
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 10:01:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

The "On.reg" file should look like this:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
"CurrentPowerPolicy"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\0]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

The only difference is lines 4 and 10-13 ("ScreenSaveActive"="1" and the "Policies"=hex:) 
You will have to add the hexadecimal code.
"CurrentPowerPolicy"="0" does not change, but it's important to include in both.
"On.reg" will contain 13 total lines just like "Off.reg".


Austin M. Horst
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