Download stops when computer goes to sleep mode.
Lock - download issue.
Hi, after i lock or after auto-lock or in sleep mode of my computer, all my background tasks such as downloading a movie, copying files from one location to other are stopped. I want to get out of this bottleneck. I use windows 7 OS. pleas help ASAP.
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How exactly are you trying to download?
Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.
Try the steps and disable the automatic lock and increase the sleep timings.
If you are using Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise editions, I would suggest you to try the following steps and disabled the automatic lock.
Log on to the system with an account that has administrative privileges.
1. Click the "Start" menu, type "gpedit.msc" in the Search text field and press "Enter."
2. Expand the "User Configuration" folder on the left pane. Expand "Administrative Templates," "Control Panel" and click the "Personalization" folder.
3. Double-click the "Password protect the screen saver" setting. A Properties window will open.
4. Choose the "Disabled" option, click "Apply" and click "OK." The lock screen feature will be disabled. Close the Group Policy Editor.
I would suggest you to increase the sleep timing in windows. Visit the following link to create a new power plan.
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Will steam download games when computer is sleeping?
I have steam running in the background when computer is not sleeping but I was wondering if Steam will download games when my computer is locked/sleeping.
2 Answers 2.
If your computer is locked, that means that your computer is running but that you will be prompted for a password when you go to use it next. In this case, Steam will continue downloading your games as long as the computer is running, e.g. unless the computer falls asleep.
If you put your computer to sleep manually or if