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Downloads interrupted by sleep mode

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

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  1. ascension15

    ascension15 Thread Starter

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    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?
     
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    Any reason you can't go into the Power Options control panel and tell Windows to never go to sleep?
     
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