Don't Sleep v3.51 Updated

Checker on 25 Aug 2014

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: dont disable poweroff
What's new?
  • Small Improvements in Don't Sleep for Windows 8.1.
  • New language: Arab.

11 comments on Don't Sleep  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Shodan 2010-04-08 15:05

I have been using 'nosleep' for many years, but this app is far superior. You can set it to activate and block your screensaver for a given amount of time and then exit completely. What's even better is that it saves settings to an INI file, making it portable ! Thanks ! ! !

Maxgabe 2010-05-27 09:07

I often use 'nosleep' during nocturn download ... this keep my pc 'alive' ... it is little, portable and really do his work !

often 2010-05-27 14:56

It's crazy small, was probably written in assembly..

GBJ 2010-06-06 10:43

This is a very handy little app but the author changed the interface slightly somewhere between V1.51 and V1.71 and, IMHO, did a desservice. The older interface seemed more functional to me.

DrukQSirWidSmallDiq 2011-01-07 04:26

It doesn't block shutdown/sleep/logoff,etc if it is forced, try shutting down with process explorer, or shutdown -f. stops it otherwise.

Nasis 2011-01-07 15:04

It's fantastic!

freakazoid 2011-01-09 08:02

I use Shut Down Timer instead:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=930

It is smaller and the interface is easier to understand.

Numanoid 2011-01-29 20:47

I can't see the analogy to Shut Down Timer? That looks like a programme to set when to shut down the PC.

The thing about "Don't Sleep" is that it blocks shutdown or standby mode. A lot of new PC will automatically shut down when idle, which is annoying if you are for instance downloading stuff on a mobile internet connection, meaning that connection is broken and download lost.

I been using "Don't Sleep" for a while now, and must say it is a fantastic little programme :-)

cikenkari 2011-04-11 11:47

it dosn't work for me sorry,
i'm using antiscreensaver http://eng.softq.org/small_utils.htm, it's just work fine!

V2.19

Beau 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

V2.64

allclownsareevil 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

V2.64

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