Sleep mode in Windows 7 is theoretically a good idea. It conserves energy by putting your computer into a low-power state. What’s nice is that sleep mode saves your open documents and programs to memory so you can return to your work as you left it. The bad part about sleep mode is that it may prevent you from remotely accessing your office computer. If you’re at home, and your office computer is in sleep mode, chances are you won’t be able to access it. The only want a sleep mode computer may be woken up for remote access is if the office computer’s network adapter has a Wake On function. Otherwise, your computer won’t wake up!
Here’s how to turn off sleep mode in Windows 7:
- Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options
- Select Change when the computer sleeps
- Choose Never and Save changes
That’s it! Your computer will be an insomniac and you will be able to always access it from anywhere. That being said, you should remember to shut down and restart your computer periodically to avoid a blue screen of death. By the way, this is probably the easiest Windows 7 support tip you can follow.