Windows 10 PowerToys: How to keep your PC awake without changing settings

Keeping a computer awake can be beneficial when running time-consuming tasks. PowerToys Awake can do that without changing your Windows 10 configuration settings.

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Under normal operating conditions, a Microsoft Windows 10 PC that does not receive any input for a certain amount of time will turn off the display and fall into sleep or suspend mode. The inner workings of this behavior are typically handled by the Power & Sleep settings, but a Windows 10 PowerToys tool introduced in Version 0.41.3 allows you to override your specified Power Plan.

The Awake tool of Windows 10 PowerToys allows a user to force their PC to remain awake without changing the settings for the current Power Plan. Keeping a computer awake can be beneficial when running time-consuming tasks. A computer that slips…

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