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Windows 7: Overriding energy saving options by software?

02 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 Professional 64bit
Overriding energy saving options by software?

Generally, I want to have energy saving active. Normally my PC doesn't have to run at full power while I'm away for lunch.

BUT sometimes I have programs running that perform some operations while I'm away, like rendering a 3D scene. Obviously Windows seems to think that it's inactive even though the processors are working, and after a few minutes it goes to sleep and doesn't finish the job it should work on.

Of course I could just change my energy saving options, but it's a nuisance having to fumble around the menus every day.
Is there a way to tell my computer not to go to sleep when a certain program is running?

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