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How to keep Windows 7 from sleeping while scanning the PC

How to keep Windows 7 from sleeping while scanning the PC

So, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials lately. And it usually takes a couple hours or more for it to full scan my hard drive. Because of that, I commonly leave it scanning while I go do something else. Problem is: 10 minutes later, windows 7 goes to sleep, and the scan is (obviously) paused. That's What I'd like to stop happening.

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Total answers/comments: 3
Guest [Entry]

"The perfect solution would be if MSE could run some custom commands when it starts and some others after it finish, like it’s explained here for O&O.

But something tells me that it isn’t near that smart, so you might be able to make it smart by using the EventGhost’s Task Create/Switch Events plugin and combine the knowledge of powercfg command from previous post you could make it work."
Guest [Entry]

"have you tried keeping the scanning window maximized and not minimized/resized if not already?

I noticed that when watching movies not in fuill screen, it goes to sleep but if i go fullscreen, does not go to sleep. Funny thing is when the movie ends, it goes to sleep right away...

seems dumb suggestion, but perhaps it works the same way?"
Guest [Entry]

"you have to use the windows task scheduler to wake the computer to do a scan.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_start/running-mse-full-scan-as-a-scheduled-task/f627f5ce-0b74-4b1d-be64-d6ceeb4d9b02"
"you have to use the windows task scheduler to wake the computer to do a scan.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_start/running-mse-full-scan-as-a-scheduled-task/f627f5ce-0b74-4b1d-be64-d6ceeb4d9b02"