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Windows 7: Prevent Sleep Mode


11 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Prevent Sleep Mode

I know there was a post here about it but I can't seem to find it. But does anyone know the link for the file to prevent windows from going to sleep?

Just that I have large files I need to download tomorrow and it really ****** me off the I leave it, come back and find that they haven't downloaded.

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11 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I know there was a post here about it but I can't seem to find it. But does anyone know the link for the file to prevent windows from going to sleep?

Just that I have large files I need to download tomorrow and it really ****** me off the I leave it, come back and find that they haven't downloaded.
The app was called insomnia. search here or google it

ken
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11 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I know there was a post here about it but I can't seem to find it. But does anyone know the link for the file to prevent windows from going to sleep?

Just that I have large files I need to download tomorrow and it really ****** me off the I leave it, come back and find that they haven't downloaded.
The app was called insomnia. search here or google it

ken
Cheers for that. I'll refine my searches now.
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11 Oct 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

QP

Let me know if you cant find it I have it
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11 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
QP

Let me know if you cant find it I have it
Was finally able to find it.
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11 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just wondering why you would need an external program to prevent windows from going to sleep....Why don't you just change the settings under power management? that is what I did on my HTPC that i often use to download large files...I just have it set to never go to sleep, but turn the monitor off after a certain amount of time
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22 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, XP Home SP3, 2K Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skylinegtrv98 View Post
Just wondering why you would need an external program to prevent windows from going to sleep....Why don't you just change the settings under power management? that is what I did on my HTPC that i often use to download large files...I just have it set to never go to sleep, but turn the monitor off after a certain amount of time
I want to do so whenever I'm listening to music, which is usually through Winamp or Pandora (either through the web interface or the standalone player). I want my laptop to not sleep as long as music is playing, then once I stop, return the laptop to its usual power management settings.

Yes, I can manually turn power management on and off whenever I start and stop a music player, and right now that's all I can do. I'll have to keep doing so until there's a Windows facility (ha!) or 3rd-party utility to do it. Since I turn music on and off repeatedly through the day, also toggling power management is a huge hassle.
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