Windows 10: How run Scans without PC going to sleep


  1. Posts : 120
    windows 10 Home ver 1709
       19 Nov 2017 #1

    How run Scans without PC going to sleep


    This has been bugging me.

    When I run a long scan of say Malwarebytes Custom Scan or Microsoft Safety Scanner after a certain amount of time, my PC goes to sleep. And of course the scan stops until I move the mouse to wake it and the scan re-starts.
    Some of these scans take many many hours to complete because of this sleep/wake/sleep cycle.

    I don't really want to touch my sleep / power settings each time I run a scan?

    So how do you guys handle this? I would love to be able to run these longer scans when I go to bed and wakeup to a completed scan.
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  2.    19 Nov 2017 #2

    I don't really want to touch my sleep / power settings each time I run a scan?
    That's the only way it's done....it's a big PITA but that's the only way.
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  3.    25 Nov 2017 #3

    Download Don't Sleep to your desktop. Use it to control sleep
    Download Don't Sleep - MajorGeeks
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  4. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       30 Nov 2017 #4

    I don't really want to touch my sleep / power settings each time I run a scan?

    So how do you guys handle this? I would love to be able to run these longer scans when I go to bed and wakeup to a completed scan.

    I set mine to never sleep, When I bought this laptop, first full scan I did, it scanned 1.9 million files. when it crashed and I did clean install, scan never broke 500k. HP had a lot of stuff on here.
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  5. Posts : 488
    Win 10 Home Build 1803, 17133.1,64bit
       30 Nov 2017 #5

    MrHudson said: View Post
    I don't really want to touch my sleep / power settings each time I run a scan?

    So how do you guys handle this? I would love to be able to run these longer scans when I go to bed and wakeup to a completed scan.

    I set mine to never sleep, When I bought this laptop, first full scan I did, it scanned 1.9 million files. when it crashed and I did clean install, scan never broke 500k. HP had a lot of stuff on here.

    To my knowledge, the sleep/power settings must be temporarily changed to due a scan when you are not present.
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  6. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       30 Nov 2017 #6

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