1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Downloads interrupted by sleep mode

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ascension15, Feb 23, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ascension15

    ascension15 Thread Starter

    May 21, 2000
    I recently purchase a program and, before I can run it, I'm having to download a required patch from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, it's a gigantic file (over 2GB) and will require several hours even on a broadband connection.

    Trouble is, if I let something download and I walk away and do other things, after a few minutes Windows Vista will automatically put the computer in a stand by or sleep mode, whichever one it is. If I return to the computer and move the mouse, the computer will wake up, but the download is interrupted. So, for instance, I can't let the download begin processing in the morning before leaving work because, halfway down the road, the download will be interrupted by sleep mode and when I eventually return home, I'll have to start over again from square one.

    Is there ANY way to avoid this? Or am I basically required to be in front of the computer during the whole download duration?
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
    First Name:
    Any reason you can't go into the Power Options control panel and tell Windows to never go to sleep?
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/803738

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice