How to Disable Auto Sleep Mode in Windows 7

Many Windows 7 users are annoyed with the default Auto Sleep mode in which the system automatically goes into sleep (standby) mode after 10 minutes. Though the feature can be quite useful at times, it is particularly annoying when someone starts downloading a large file which might take a long time to download and the computer automatically goes into sleep mode after a few minutes thereby pausing the download. If you would like to disable this feature, here is a simple tutorial to help you do that:

1. Click on the Start button and select Control Panel from the menu.

2. Navigate to the System and Security options and click on it.

3. A window will appear with many options related to the System and security settings. Look up “Power Options” and click on it.

4. Determine your current Power plan (Balanced, if you are not sure) and click on the Change plan settings link located next to it.

5. Click on the drop-down menu located next to “Put the computer to sleep” option.

6. Select ‘Never’ from the list and click on it.

7. Click Save Changes to ensure that the new settings are applied and saved.

Voila! It’s done. You have successfully disabled the Auto Sleep mode.

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