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Windows 8 screensaver and power options don't work..?

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Since moving to Windows 8 my screensaver and power options don't work. I have changed the time setting to 1 minute for both screensaver and powering off the monitor, but neither still work..?
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Question by:Dave_B_C
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Thomas Grassi earned 300 total points
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Try creating another user profile then logon with new user and set the power options for that user see what happens.
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by:McKnife
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Do other power options work like standby after 10 mins (try 10 mins, please)?
If not, does manually going to standby work?
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by:Dave_B_C
ID: 38785077
I'll check, but I don't want it to go into standby..? I'll also try it on the admin id..
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by:Dave_B_C
ID: 38937586
Update..

On another user profile it worked fine, and since I tried it there, it now works on my main profile, so not sure what the original problem was, but now resolved.. :)
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Dave

Glad the other profile option worked
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by:Dave_B_C
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Not certain if doing that was the solution, so what do I do about the points..?
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Just close and assign the points to the best answer
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by:Dave_B_C
Dave_B_C earned 0 total points
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500 is a lot for a diagnostic suggestion? Can I assign 100 as not certain it was the solution..? Could well have been something else..
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by:Thomas Grassi
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I did not make the rules do as you wish
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by:Dave_B_C
ID: 38939040
Have asked a moderator what I should do..
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by:Dave_B_C
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He told me how to split it, so as you did respond and try to help I've done that..
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by:Dave_B_C
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Not certain what did resolve things, so that is why it is rated as a C..? This is not a reflection on the contributors!
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