They say Windows 7 sleep mode is a sure fire energy saver, there is still a chance that even if you leave your PC on for just a short time, you always end up with a sleeping computer. Before you decide to disable this feature, you have to make sure that you can live with leaving your computer on or even forget about leaving it on. If this is okay with you, then it will be preferable for you to adjust your Windows 7 system so that it will refrain from going to sleep whenever you do not want it to.

Step-By-Step Working Instructions for Windows Sleep Mode

  1. Go to the Start Menu on your desktop. There you can find the Control Panel icon. Once you are there, choose Power Options icon.
  2. Study the plans enumerated on the screen. There you will find that the Balanced option is chosen and checked. Over to the right, you will see that there is a dialog box stating Change Plan Settings button. Click on it.
  3. Change the setting of the time into Never on the Put the computer to sleep box. Clink on the prompt, OK and then you’re done.
  4. If you do not want your computer to never sleep, then you can choose a different time setting so it will wait longer before going to sleep. There is a dropdown box next to the Put your computer to sleep option. There you can choose the time you want before your computer will go to sleep. Click the Save Changes button after you have chosen.
  5. While you are downloading files that have large sizes, it is preferable if you turn off the Sleep Mode because the computer will go to sleep while this is ongoing and your download will stop.
  6. Windows 7 automatically prompts you for a password when you want to use the computer after it has been in Sleep mode. This feature can only be changed through the same place as the Power Options. There you will see a Require a password on wakeup option where you can change if you want to be prompted for a password or not.
  7. You can also look at the Hybrid Sleep settings. Go back to the Power Options once more. Select the option Change when the computer sleeps. Then click on the Change advanced power settings. In the new window, expand the Sleep selection by clicking on the + sign before the word Sleep. This will show you the Allow hybrid sleep option which you can expand as well. Click on the option on next to the Settings button. After this you will encounter a drop down box with the choices On and Off. These options allow you to enable and disable Hybrid Sleep.
  8. If Hybrid sleep settings cannot be found in the window, then there is a chance that the hibernation feature of your system has been turned off. If this happened, then you must check if it is enabled or disabled.

After trying any or all of these, you will find that you don’t have to run back to your computer every few minutes just to in out some sort of activity so it won’t sleep. It is an added convenience in case you are needed away from the computer at random times. Since you do not have to burden yourself with this problem anymore, you can go ahead and make coffee while having the option o enjoy it away from your computer.