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WakeMeUp! is unable to resume a PC from StandBy mode if it has RTC Alarm feature enabled in system BIOS. Please turn it OFF if you want WakeMeUp! to be able to resume your computer from S1/S3 sleep mode.

 
     
  WakeMeUp! FAQ  

 
We have prepared a FAQ on how to tune your computer's ACPI standby functions to get the most of WakeMeUp! This article has a lot of high-quality BIOS shots and is strongly recommended for taking a look at it for all users except experts. All operations there are described in details, so everyone will be able to follow the instructions.

 
 
Q: WakeMeUp! can't resume my computer from StandBy mode. What's wrong?
 
 
A: WakeMeUp! is unable to resume a PC from StandBy mode if it has RTC Alarm feature enabled in system BIOS. Please turn it OFF if you want WakeMeUp! to be able to resume your computer from S1/S3 sleep mode.


 
 
Q: How can I save my alarms and import them to another machine? I can not seem to find the file on the machine where the alarm data is stored.
 
 
A: WakeMeUp! uses Windows system registry to store its settings and alarms.
You'll need to do the following to transfer the alarms from one machine to another:
  1. Click Start | Run, type "regedit" (without quotes)
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WakeMeUp! key, right-click the "WakeMeUp!" key and select Export in context menu that will appear. Save it to HKLM.reg file
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WakeMeUp! key, right-click the "WakeMeUp!" key and select Export in context menu that will appear. Save it to HKCU.reg file
  4. Transfer these files to the target machine, double-click each of them and confirm registry data merge.
  5. Install WakeMeUp! on the target machine
The alarm and settings export/import feature will be introduced in WakeMeUp! 2.0


 
 
Q: Are there any shortcut keys for "Snooze..." buttons?
 
 
A: Yes, they are «5» and «1» for the first and the second buttons respectively.


 
 
Q: I can't install WakeMeUp! on my PC with Windows 98. Why so?
 
 
A: WakeMeUp! uses its own NT system service, and, moreover, it relies on a number of functions that are provided only by Windows 2000/XP/2003.


 
 
Q: Will WakeMeUp! fire an alarm if my PC was rebooted and there are no users logged on (for example, after power failure)?
 
 
A: Your alarm will occur, but don't forget to set "State after power failure" in your system BIOS to "ON".


 
  Q: Sometimes my PC is unable to resume from StandBy. What can I do to fix it?  
 

A: In most cases this is caused by low-quality drivers or hardware confilcts. Try downloading the latest drivers. If this doesn't help, try to change the PCI slots your PCI cards occupy (sound card, TV Tuner, network adapter...)

Suspicious hardware:
TV Tuner (bt848-based in particular) . Try installing Ivan Uskov's drivers
"NoName" devices
USB devices (mobile phone modem, scanner etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: Nowadays there are many programs that install their own filter drivers and in most cases their authors forget to think about stability issues and proper Power Management support in particular. The examples of such software are traffic filters, firewalls, disk emulators etc. So, it's a good idea to try uninstalling a suspicious program.


 
 
Q: My PC is not very old, but I can't make it enter StandBy mode. The yellow "StandBy" button in Windows XP is grey. Does it mean that my PC is not ACPI-compliant?
 
 
A: Windows XP sometimes can't understand if your PC supports ACPI (and S1/S3 sleep modes in particular) if you install it with sleep mode set to S3. It is recommended that you change the sleep mode to S1 before installing WinXP and set it back to S3 when the installation completes. If you don't know how to do this, please read this FAQ. This bug should be fixed in current Windows XP builds.

 
 
Q: My evaluation period is over and I'm planning to buy WakeMeUp! There is a feature I want WakeMeUp! to have, so I wonder if I should pay again for the version it will appear in?
 
 
A: The license key you will get from us is valid for all versions of WakeMeUp! that will ever be released. By the way, don't hesitate to send your feature requests to support@highspheres.com!


 
  (This q/a is written by Juerg Reimann)
Q: I use WakeMeUp! to run Windows Media Player with command line arguments to listen to my playlist or a radio station. I have 2 sound cards (sound card an USB headset). For some reason the sound comes out of my USB Headset instead of my usual sound card!
 
  A: New: now it's possible to adjust the sound settings for Local System user profile directly from WakeMeUp! by clicking a corresponding link at the bottom of the "Preferences" window.  
WakeMeUp! (version 1.4) Preferences Window
However, the following information can be useful for you.

The default audio device is user-dependant under Windows. There is a a software called "supershell" to change the default device. It's freeware and available at:
http://p-nand-q.com/download/supershell.htm
It's basicly just a command prompt that runs under the context of SYSTEM/AUTHORITY. Working within the supershell it is possible to run mmsys.cpl (in the system32 dir) and set the preferred sound card as the default device. And voilà, WakeMeUp will play your favourite radio station in the morning...



If you are planning to buy WakeMeUp!, ShareIt!'s FAQ dedicated to the purchase process can be interesting for you. ShareIt! is the company that guarantees the success of the whole registration process.

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