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charles - 18-4-2013 at 17:24

Does anyone know how to stop my PC going into sleep mode when I am using it, its annoying when you are reading a long article and it goes into sleep mode, I am on Windows 7


sceptre - 18-4-2013 at 18:11

Control panel > Hardware & sound > Power options > Edit Plan setting @ change when the computer sleeps > select your preferences or set at never > save changes


scholar - 19-4-2013 at 00:09

I use a program called Don't Sleep.

Mine is on Windows XP, but here is the page to download a version that works with Windows 7.

I used to have a problem, that my computer would freeze up with the screensaver (wallpaper) on. Don't Sleep solved my problem for me.

I'm not knocking the other solution, I'm just sharing mine. You can choose it if you like.waveysmiley


charles - 19-4-2013 at 08:53

Quote:
Originally posted by sceptre
Control panel > Hardware & sound > Power options > Edit Plan setting @ change when the computer sleeps > select your preferences or set at never > save changes




Thanks, thats done the trick.....waveysmiley


charles - 19-4-2013 at 08:54

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
I use a program called Don't Sleep.

Mine is on Windows XP, but here is the page to download a version that works with Windows 7.

I used to have a problem, that my computer would freeze up with the screensaver (wallpaper) on. Don't Sleep solved my problem for me.

I'm not knocking the other solution, I'm just sharing mine. You can choose it if you like.waveysmiley



Thanks Scholar.....waveysmiley


sceptre - 19-4-2013 at 20:02

Quote:
Originally posted by charles
Thanks, thats done the trick.....waveysmiley

You're welcome Charles :)


charles - 20-4-2013 at 12:09

sorry, still got the peoblem


charles - 20-4-2013 at 16:58

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
I use a program called Don't Sleep.

Mine is on Windows XP, but here is the page to download a version that works with Windows 7.

I used to have a problem, that my computer would freeze up with the screensaver (wallpaper) on. Don't Sleep solved my problem for me.

I'm not knocking the other solution, I'm just sharing mine. You can choose it if you like.waveysmiley



Had a couple of looks at this but cannot see anywhere it can be downloaded from, its all adverts.


Katzy - 21-4-2013 at 09:14

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/sleep-and-hibernation-frequently-asked-questions

Scroll down to and click on "How can I prevent my computer from automatically sleeping or hibernating?".

Open Power Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking "System and Security", and then clicking "Power Options".

On the "Select a power plan" page, click "Change plan settings" next to the selected plan.

On the "Change settings" for the plan page, click "Change advanced power settings".

On the "Advanced settings" tab, double-click "Sleep", double-click "Sleep after", and then do one of the following:

If you're using a laptop, click "On battery" or "Plugged in" (or both), click the arrow, and then click "Never".

If you're using a desktop computer, click "Setting", click the arrow, and then click "Never".