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Don't Sleep

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Very good
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out of 5 votes out of 3 votes

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    Aug. 23, 2013
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Editors' Review


It happens periodically that our computer shuts down, restarts, or hibernates when we really don't want it to. It's true that we could adjust the settings for these actions, but we don't always think to do that. Don't Sleep is a simple utility that blocks computers from performing these and other actions. It really doesn't do anything that you can't do on your own in Windows, but it is handy to have all of these controls in one easy-to-access interface.

The program's design is utilitarian, just a small gray rectangle with a few check boxes and drop-down menus. Users can choose to block shutdown, hibernation, log-off, and screensaver activation. An optional timer lets users choose when they want to exit Don't Sleep, and the program can simply stop running or stop running and shut down or hibernate the computer. Users can also select a time for the program to start running, anywhere from 5 minutes to 48 hours in the future. A menu gives users access to several Windows utilities, including the Task Manager, System Properties, Power Option Properties, and Display Properties. There's no Help file, and although Don't Sleep isn't really difficult to figure out, it does assume some level of familiarity with its subject manner. Overall, Don't Sleep didn't wow us--much of what it does can be done within Windows without a separate application--but the program works just fine. Users who often need to block or schedule computer shutdowns should find that it meets their needs.

Don't Sleep comes as a ZIP file. It's accessible after extraction with no need for installation. We recommend this program to all users.

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5 stars

"Great little program works where others don't"

December 06, 2015  |  By Desiree Simpson

2015-12-06 08:09:00  |  By Desiree Simpson

 |  Version: Don't Sleep 3.03


This program stops my PC from sleeping. Even though I adjusted my power options to High Performance it always turned itself off. I have tried other programs to handle this issue, but they never worked. Don't Sleep does. Its memory footprint is minimal for such an effective app. I'm very pleased with it!


None, so far!


For troublesome power issues and uninterrupted work flow, Don't Sleep is higlhly recommended. Big Thanks to the creator of this useful program.

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1 stars

"Warning: downloads a virus - 08/31/2015."

August 31, 2015  |  By newsuperhuman

2015-08-31 00:01:55  |  By newsuperhuman

 |  Version: Don't Sleep 3.03


None. Installs a virus - 08/31/2015.


Installs virus - 08/31/2015.


Installs virus - 08/31/2015. What more do you need to know?

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5 stars

"Used for many years!"

August 28, 2013  |  By phalanges1972

2013-08-28 18:59:56  |  By phalanges1972

 |  Version: Don't Sleep 3.03


Still does the same great job year after year.
Have used it on so many different systems I have lost track, and yet it still does exactly what i want it to. That is it stops all of the annoying "energy savings" that certain corporations force all of their users to put up with. (5 minutes before the screen shuts down) But with this application I can better perform diagnostics on the PC and not worry if the hard drive will shut down.
Highly portable via USB.
Tiny file that starts quickly, shuts down quickly.


The only con I can think of is that this is the only place I can praise the maker of this wonderful application.


In short, its free. Works great.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.03
Version 3.03 includes corrections when displaying the main menu on use of multiple monitors.
Publisher Nenad Hrg
Publisher web site
Release Date August 22, 2013
Date Added August 23, 2013
Version 3.03
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 43.23KB
File Name
Total Downloads 37,997
Downloads Last Week 84
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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