If you need to keep your computer awake while performing a certain task, but you hate the hazzle of editing the power options on and off all the time, this great freeware is for you

Sometimes a computer is busy even though someone isn’t actively using the mouse and keyboard; including playing a movie, burning a DVD, streaming music, etc.. In these cases, you don’t want the machine to go to sleep because you’re using it – even though you’re not actually using it! uhm… yeah that’s right.

Most media players and disc burners tell Windows not to go to sleep while they’re running. But for those programs that don’t…

Give it Insomnia

Insomnia is a free utility that opens a small window on your screen. While this window is open – the computer will not sleep.

This works by calling a Windows API call, known as SetThreadExecutionState, but that information is for the curious geeks out there. For the rest of you – download and run it – it works.

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Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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