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Don't Sleep 5.41

Temporarily prevent Windows from hibernating, sleeping, shutting down or restarting

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Arabic
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 17 June 2019
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Developer: Nenad Hrg
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Don't Sleep
Temporarily prevent Windows from hibernating, sleeping, shutting down or restarting

Don't Sleep is a simple tool that will prevent your system from powering down, sleeping, hibernating, restarting and more.

Why bother? You could, of course, set up your PC to make sure this never happens, by setting the appropriate power settings. But this isn't always convenient. Most of the time you might be happy to have your system shut down after it's been idle for 5 minutes, say. If you occasionally need to use it to run presentations, though, then this could easily become annoying.

When you need to be sure that your PC stays on, then, just run Don't Sleep. The program will automatically prevent your PC from going into standby, hibernation, shutting down, launching the screensaver and more (though clearing a few boxes will allow you to configure exactly what it'll block, if you prefer).

You can also set the program to work for only a given period of time. So if you want to be sure the system will stay running until you get back from lunch, say, maybe because it's downloading a file or doing something else important, then simply set your return time, check "Use Timer" and you're ready to go.

A "To Tray" button then allows you to minimise the program to the system tray, so it doesn't waste taskbar space.

Or, if you'd like to tweak your Windows settings directly, then Don't Sleep's System menu provides easy access to your power plans, display settings, screensaver timeout and more.

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A very useful tool for quickly customising your PCs standby, hibernation and sleep behaviour

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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