We come across many instances when we need to keep our computer awake when running time-consuming tasks, but we also have to ensure that the computer does not go to sleep or turn off its screens.
The ancient method was
- GoTo Power & Sleep settings
- Change the Power Plan OR Sleep settings etc
Microsoft recently released a more convenient way to keep your PC awake.
Keep your PC awake using “Awake Utility”
- Download the Microsoft PowerToys
- Install it just like any other Application
- Run as Administrator
- In the PowerToys windows click on Awake and toggle it to ON
The following Awake states can be selected:
Off (Passive) - The computer awakeness state is unaffected. The application is waiting for user input.
Keep awake indefinitely - The computer stays awake indefinitely, until the user explicitly puts the machine to sleep or exits/disables the application.
Keep awake temporarily - Keep machine awake for a pre-defined limited time. Once the time elapses, computer resumes its previous awakeness state.
Keep screen on
While Awake can keep the computer awake indefinitely or temporarily, in its default state the displays connected to the machine will turn off, even though the computer won’t go to sleep. If you need the displays to be available, use the Keep screen on switch, which will ensure that all monitors remain on.
You can read more about Awake from here
If you liked the tool make sure to check other PowerToys in Microsoft PowerToys