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Disable Windows sleep and hibernate while downloading files


In this post I will explain how to disable MS Windows sleep and hibernatemodes  and lock your PC if you don’t want anyone to access your computer while you’re away.

Using CMD

  • You’ll have to use cmd command powercfg
  • Run the following commands in cmd (or use bash file) to disable hibernate and sleep (link)
  • To undo the previous action and restore default powercfg, Run the following command
  • To prevent anyone from using your PC while you’re downloading press (Ctrl+Alt+Del) then choose lock computer, view the following link.
  • View this link for bash script that changes and restores powercfg.
  • View this link for more info.

Another alternative

Have a nice day 🙂

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