PC going into sleep mode?

You can adjust how long your computer waits before sleeping or hibernating—or prevent it from turning itself off altogether. But be careful. On a battery powered laptop, inhibiting sleep or hibernation can result in data loss if the battery dies. Here's how to prevent your computer from entering a power-saving state:

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Mac OS X

 

To disable automatic Sleep on Windows 10:

  1. Open up Power Options in the Control Panel. In Windows 10 you can get there from right clicking on the start menu and going to Power Options.
  2. Click change plan settings next to your current power plan.
  3. Change "Put the computer to sleep" to never.
  4. Click "Save Changes"

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To disable automatic Sleep on windows 8:

  1. Bring up the Charms bar by pressing the Windows key and C together/swiping in from the right on a touchscreen.
  2. Click or tap on Settings and then choose Change PC Settings at the bottom.
  3. Go to Power & sleep in the left-hand menu and click 'Never'.

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To disable automatic Sleep on windows 7:

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. Double-click Hibernate 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.

  6. If you also want the display to stay turned on, double-click Display, double-click Turn off display 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.

  7. Click OK, and then click Save changes.

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Disable power options/sleep mode on Mac OS X

  • 1. Click on the Apple menu bar and select 'System Preferences'.

  • 2. Select 'Energy Saver' from the System Preferences window.

  • 3. Click the Power Adapter tab and then move the slider beside 'Computer Sleep' to "Never" and un-check 'Put the hard disk to sleep whenever possible'.

 

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