Why won't my notebook resume from sleep for a scheduled task or event?

You may have noticed that after installing Windows 7 on your portable computer, it will no longer automatically wake from sleep for scheduled events such as: Windows Updates A scheduled TV recording in Media Center Scheduled backups, defrag, etc. This is because starting with Windows 7, the default power management behavior for notebooks is to…

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ReadyBoost Changes in Windows 7

ReadyBoost is a feature that was introduced in Windows Vista, allowing a flash memory device (such as a USB flash drive or SD card) to act as a memory cache.  This assisted with increasing a PC’s performance, especially when physical memory was limited or not upgradable. Windows 7 has improved the capabilities of ReadyBoost over…

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