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Rileyh
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how to timeout on xp

#1 Post by Rileyh » 01 Jan 2012 00:42

I have recently needed to change from windows 7 to windows xp and I have come to the shocking realisation that there is no timeout command. So how can do something of the equivalent? Is there a method that does the same thing?

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Re: how to timeout on xp

#2 Post by Squashman » 01 Jan 2012 01:10

Two options.

Download the Windows 2003 server resource kit and use the sleep command in there.

Use the PING trick.
http://www.xinotes.org/notes/note/992/

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Re: how to timeout on xp

#3 Post by Rileyh » 01 Jan 2012 02:24

Thank you <b>Squashman</b>, this has been helpful.

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Re: how to timeout on xp

#4 Post by orange_batch » 01 Jan 2012 05:38

Or the vbscript method...

sleep.vbs

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wscript.sleep wscript.arguments(0)*1000

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cscript sleep.vbs //nologo seconds

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