Prevent Windows from Sleeping

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I have a few processes on my Windows gaming PC that are critical but sometimes get impacted over night as Windows tells my beloved machine to tone it down. My machine has the necessary cooling so I'm happy to let the processes do their work.

There is a setting in the UI which allows you to prevent Windows from sleeping but disabling that didn't seem to work. Want to truly prevent sleep and hibernation? Open the Command Prompt app with "Run as Administrator" and use the following two commands:

C:\Windows\system32> powercfg.exe /h off

I've noticed better performance of those processes when I'm not using the PC so I think all is well! Keep those Windows processes rolling at max power!

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Discussion

  1. Eugene

    Thanks, a useful thing! The description looks a bit confusing though. You mention two commands, but there is only one command mentioned later.

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