Give your Windows PC insomnia !

There may be times that you do not wish your computer to sleep. The default power settings for Windows are set up so a computer will go to sleep after the stipulated minutes of inactivity, thus saving power.

However, sometimes a computer may be busy even though someone isn’t actively using the mouse and keyboard. In these cases, you may not want the computer to sleep.

In fact, most media players and disc burners tell Windows not to go to sleep while they’re running.

But for those times when the computer is busy doing something and the relevant program doesn’t suppress the default sleep behavior, you might to consider using Insomnia from Microsoft.

insomnia1 Give your Windows PC insomnia !

Insomnia is a simple WPF portable application that calls the SetThreadExecutionState API to disable sleep mode for as long as it’s running.

Check it out at MSDN Blogs | Download.

Also check out Mouse Jiggler & Sleep Preventer.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • http://www.beingPC.com ritesh

    nice share……….very useful

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com A. Buswink

    I’m inquiring about the software–
    Windows PC insomnia

    How may I download it?
    Yours Truly, AB

  • Phil

    Oh yeh give me confusion Microsoft.
    Use Power option in XP works fine,
    Use Power in Win 7 and even when your pc is busy it sleeps
    I HATE WIN7 WITH A VENGENCE – I have NEVER used such a RUBBISH software in my LIFE!!
    I have no choice to go back to Win XP otherwise I AM going to smash this Laptop UP!

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