Windows 7 brings lot of new features and changes in the way Windows work. One of the features which though isn’t new is the auto sleep mode in which the system gets in sleep mode after 10 minutes. This particular feature was giving me troubles yesterday when i was trying to download Microsoft office 2010 beta profession plus.
As my Internet connection is not so fast and the file was around 700 mb , so i just started the download and switched off the monitor and went to sleep. But when i returned back to system after 6-7 hours, i found the download just got paused after 10 minutes, the reason being auto sleepÂ mode. The system went into sleep mode when i left it.
HOW TO DISBALE AUTO SLEEP MODE
To disable it or change its configuration, Navigate to Control pane l>> Power options. Then you will see the option of selecting the power plan. By default, The “Balanced” option is checked.
Just on right side of it, click on “Change plan settings”.
In the settings, just change the time when you want the computer to sleep. You can change it to “Never” if you want to disable it fully. Otherwise change to a value suitable to you e.g. 1 hour, 2 hour etc.
Save your settings and you are done. Now the computer can download your big files even if you are not on it.
Oh Thanks!! I was trying to download something and I had to keep pressing the space bar all the time! xD Lol!
Helpful thanks for the post 🙂
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This was awesome… just one thing. I couldn’t find “Power Options” until I figured out to see control panel in large or small icons. Not a biggie but its worth noting for people who would otherwise get lost on the first step 🙂
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Thanks for the help
AWEsome! Couldn’t get my Citrix remote desktop to work and now I know why! You saved me a day at the office…
thanks for the usefull post
problem is, we should not HAVE to disable sleep or extend sleep time frames… windows is smart enough to know when a process is running or not. If it wasn’t, having hdd drives power down from XP power saving profiles would’ve interrupted processes all of the time. Absolutely ridiculous
Thank you very much…………i had also the same problem…….and thanks for the help
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thanks it helps me a lot… i have similar thing happen, when im downloading a movie, i let my laptop download it cuz it takes 1 hour to finished it… just like u, when i returned, i’ve found the download just got paused after 10 minutes The system went into sleep mode when i left it… and when i want to continue the download, its said error… thats annoying but thanks to u i can shut this auto sleepy mode up so i can download happily…
Extremly useful. Thank you so much
Thank You VERY much. Auto-sleep was really messing things up for me.
Thanks !! it was a great help had the same problem.
thanks alot that helped me alot thank you
en win7 seria : inicio/panel de control/ardware y sonido/opciones de energia/cambiar la frecuencia en que el equipo entra en estado de suspension.
thanx dude (^_^)
thanks a lot!
Thanks a stack. You saved one computer from going through the window.
Thanks man….. I owe you one.
Thanks for the instruction. As I’m an XP OS guy and at the moment HATE Windows 7, I appreciate the help!
Thank you Mr.Avinash, It’s really very helpful…
tnx for the info
muchas gracias!! Thank you a lot.
Thank you very much. I was so helpful.
thnk u …..
I have all my sleep options set to never, yet after 10 minutes, it sleeps and goes to the screen I have to hit ctrl+alt+del to sign in.
How can I change this?
can you attach a screenshot of your power options?
thanks really helpful
Thanks Dear Avinash!
How to disable sleep mode for win 7 from registry
Thanks Bud worked perfect!
Thank you! It was annoying when it kept going to sleep. Fixed now. :0)
Thanks! I had the same kind of problem!
Glad it helped you. Hopefully, Microsoft doesn’t makes it as a default feature in next windows
thanks so much for this.. I felt like a noob after reading this… anyways, thanks again!
Well, yes the trick is too simple and yet I wrote this post as majority of users wont even think that it can be fixed like that. 🙂
Great guide, I had trouble finding “all control panel options” so I searched it and my setting were in the “Hardware and Sound area”.
Glad to know that it helped you. Sometime even simple things look too complicated unless you find it as simple.
Thanks for this information.
thanks it worked!!! My Planetside 2 didnt download overnight :/ but now it will!
knew all that, problem is, it didn’t work, computer is STILL gong to sleep… and you explaining the obvious to people, is preventing me from finding posts to the real problem.
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