Don't Sleep v4.22 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

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.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep.exe or DontSleep_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Small corrections and recompiles of Don't Sleep, due to virus warning by various virus scanners under Windows 10, although no virus was present.

12 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:

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, it's just work fine!


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.


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.


MIKLO 2017-07-02 14:24

WOW no comments for such a long time, this is a program I have used for many years and it still works great for me even now while using Windoze 10 does just what it says and does it perfectly.


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