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Downloads of v 5.15:


Last Update:

07 Apr 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nenad Hrg


dontsleep.install computer sleep control

Don't Sleep (Install)

This is not the latest version of Don't Sleep (Install) available.

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5.15 | Updated: 07 Apr 2019



Downloads of v 5.15:



Software Author(s):

  • Nenad Hrg

Don't Sleep (Install) 5.15

This is not the latest version of Don't Sleep (Install) available.

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Don't Sleep (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Don't Sleep (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Don't Sleep (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade dontsleep.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.15'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade dontsleep.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.15'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install dontsleep.install
    name: dontsleep.install
    version: '5.15'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dontsleep.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.15'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dontsleep.install
    Name     = "dontsleep.install"
    Version  = "5.15"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dontsleep.install':
  ensure   => '5.15',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 09 Apr 2019.


Especially when old Programs run on Windows-10 or Windows 8.1 / 7. Here's more aggressive power-saving features with new rules.

But not only that, it also prevents login off the computer, and the deactivation of the monitor or activation of the screen saver.

Of course you can also manually disable all the options and then activate again, but with Don't Sleep one can save now many hand moves and also save time! And it's easier than ever.

Apart from the fact Don't Sleep has a timer that allows time control unblock, or shutdown the computer for a specified time.

Key Features in Don't Sleep

  • Don't Sleep don't change the power saving options on the system
  • From-Tray feature: power off, reboot, log off, restart ...
  • Schedule computer to shut down at a certain time
  • Set the timer to prevent standby in windows!
  • Please Sleep Feature in Don't Sleep!
  • Start parameter in Don't Sleep!

Other features and specifications:

  • Portable Windows Program!
  • Does not burden the CPU
  • Extreme tiny size
  • Easy to use
  • Multilingual

For what! Prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart?

The reason for the development of the program is that some programs with a longer runtime have not considered this new power-saving features on the windows OS.

You can also manually customize the window power saving features or disable all the options and then reactivate them again, but you can save the time when use Don't Sleep. Don't Sleep can also serve as a general protection if you have started a background service or application and want to prevent turn off of the computer by itself, or other persons ergo accounts.

Don't Sleep has a timer that allows you to disable blocking with a timed manner, or to shut down the computer at a certain time. This is a practical function that prevents the PC to running unnecessarily, since not every PC is equipped with a quality power supply that consumes 1Watt in standby mode.

How does the program work?

Depending on the setting, Don't Sleep reports to the operating system that it has very important tasks to do if the screen saver is to be activated or the monitor is to be deactivated. Likewise, it notifies the system that it has the highest shutdown priority to prevent other programs from receiving the shutdown command before Don't


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'  
  url           = ''
  checksum      = '41B03DDA64701699F1CF91AA297B849F9303ABEF28BFF40BF07F1D1A04BD53DA'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  url64bit      = ''
  checksum64    = '6DB37AE36DED2536DE89A3A41AC190BDD8B37BB12BACCD0E89679D4ACB137CA7'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'  

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

#if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare "32") { $file = "$toolsDir\dontsleep.exe" } else { $file = "$toolsDir\dontsleep_x64.exe" }
#Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs -File $file

#Install start menu shortcuts
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare "32") { $exe_file = "DontSleep.exe" } else { $exe_file = "DontSleep_x64.exe" }

$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "Dont Sleep.lnk"
$targetPath = Join-Path $toolsDir $exe_file
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -RunAsAdmin -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)

$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "Dont Sleep.lnk"
if(Test-Path $shortcutFilePath) { Remove-Item $shortcutFilePath }

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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Don't Sleep (Install) 9.29 514 Thursday, February 23, 2023 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 9.21 407 Saturday, January 21, 2023 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 9.17 485 Thursday, December 8, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 9.11 626 Friday, September 30, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 9.09 109 Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 9.01 464 Monday, September 5, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.91 463 Thursday, August 11, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.88 441 Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.81 486 Monday, June 6, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.77 557 Saturday, April 23, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.73 328 Monday, April 4, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.71 477 Monday, March 21, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.61 568 Saturday, February 5, 2022 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.51 800 Monday, November 1, 2021 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.48 589 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.44 555 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 8.32 335 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
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Don't Sleep (Install) 8.18 425 Sunday, May 9, 2021 Approved
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Don't Sleep (Install) 8.08 476 Friday, March 12, 2021 Approved
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Don't Sleep (Install) 7.81 147 Monday, January 25, 2021 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.77 448 Sunday, January 10, 2021 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.71 454 Friday, December 18, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.67 334 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.55 301 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.51 380 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.44 241 Sunday, November 15, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.33 464 Sunday, October 18, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.31 228 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.22 420 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.21 272 Sunday, September 27, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.17 223 Friday, September 25, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.13 382 Monday, September 7, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 7.01 474 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.81 269 Friday, July 31, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.77 392 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.71 418 Sunday, May 24, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.65 254 Sunday, May 17, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.51 300 Sunday, May 3, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.41 328 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.36 330 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.31 341 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.22 397 Friday, December 13, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.21 214 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.11 233 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.06.1 195 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.02 227 Saturday, November 2, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.01.6 170 Thursday, October 31, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 6.01 144 Thursday, October 31, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.71 243 Monday, October 7, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.66 239 Saturday, September 14, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.61 287 Friday, August 23, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.57 244 Friday, August 9, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.55 240 Friday, July 26, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.51 276 Monday, July 8, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.45 223 Thursday, June 20, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.44 156 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.41 182 Monday, June 17, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.33 233 Thursday, June 13, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 179 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.25 162 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.21 184 Friday, May 31, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 178 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.16 182 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Approved
Don't Sleep (Install) 5.15 222 Sunday, April 7, 2019 Approved

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