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how to prevent computer from sleeping when it is processing stuff?

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#1 randomystique


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

as above. my sleep timer is set to 10minutes. however, i don't expect it to sleep when it is doing important stuff - e.g. adobe/windows updates.. converting files in Lightroom etc. how do i configure that?

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:25 PM

Hi -
First - Who set the timer to 10 minutes as it needs to be altered to a longer time.
If your computer is in the middle of processing something, it should not be affected by Sleep Mode after 10 minutes - This includes Updates -

This mode is only for when your computer has been idle for the set time you post.
Personally only, I find 10 minutes is much too short for sending the computer into sleep or similar modes. I set both of mine for about a minimum of 1 to 2 hours

If you set it for 10 minutes, by the time you make a coffee (for example), it will be in sleep mode and need to be woken to continue working.
During this short time, you should be sure that all work is saved and no programs are left open.

I have full Antimalware scans take over 1 hour, and in this time I do not expect the computers to sleep or shut down in any way -

Thank You -
EDIT - Please read This Tutorial to customise the settings -

Edited by noknojon, 27 October 2012 - 11:29 PM.

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