Step 1: Install PowerToys
Before you can use the Awake utility, you need to install PowerToys on your Windows PC. You can download it from the Microsoft website and follow the installation instructions.
Step 2: Open PowerToys Settings
After installing PowerToys, open the PowerToys settings by clicking on the PowerToys icon in the system tray and selecting “Settings” from the menu.
Step 3: Enable Awake Utility
In the PowerToys settings, navigate to the “Awake” utility and toggle the switch to enable it. You can also customize the Awake settings, such as enabling it on startup or setting a time limit for how long your computer stays awake.
Step 4: Keep Your PC Awake
Once you have enabled the Awake utility, your computer will no longer go into sleep mode. This is useful if you need to keep your PC active for an extended period, such as when downloading large files or running background tasks.
Step 5: Disable Awake Utility
When you no longer need to keep your PC awake, you can disable the Awake utility by toggling the switch in the PowerToys settings. This will allow your computer to go into sleep mode as normal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I schedule when the Awake utility is enabled?
Yes, you can customize the Awake settings in the PowerToys settings to enable it on startup or set a time limit for how long your computer stays awake.
Will my computer still go into sleep mode if I’m not using it?
No, the Awake utility prevents your computer from going into sleep mode until you disable it in the PowerToys settings.
Can I use PowerToys on older versions of Windows?
No, PowerToys is only available for Windows 10 and later versions.