Don't Sleep

9.51 Sleep prevention app for Windows

Tina de Pierre

Lightweight software that prevents your PC from going to sleep or hibernation mode during a task.

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Prevent computer from shutting down or from entering standby or hibernate modes - Screenshot of Don't Sleep
Quick and easy action selection - Screenshot of Don't Sleep
Customize prevention methods - Screenshot of Don't Sleep
Prevent the computer from shutting down - Screenshot of Don't Sleep
Prevent system Shutdown, Stand By, Turn Off , Restart, Hibernate - Screenshot of Don't Sleep
User interface - Screenshot of Don't Sleep
Don't Sleep screenshot
Don't Sleep screenshot

Utility to prevent your system from shutting off, hibernating or restarting.

Whether or not your power settings are working properly, you may have come across times when your system refused to respect your wishes and shut down or rebooted anyways. This can even lead to losing unsaved work.

Don't Sleep is a free utility which completes that simple task: it prevents your system from restarting, shutting down, hibernating or logging off.

Don't Sleep is a very niche utility and not very advanced, but still very useful in many circumstances.

Compatibility and License

Don't Sleep is provided under a freeware license on Windows from PC utilities with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 9.51 is the latest version last time we checked.

Nenad Hrg accepts donations for the continued development of this free software.

What version of Windows can Don't Sleep run on?

Don't Sleep can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

Filed under:
  1. Don't Sleep Download
  2. Free Computer Utilities
  3. Portable Software
  4. Shutdown Blocking Software
Don't Sleep has been picked by our editors as good software.
Don't Sleep has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Don't Sleep 9.51 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.