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Very large file downloading - but I have to leave my computer - what can I do?

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April 9, 2014 2:33:54 AM

Hi
This is a bit urgent (sort of).

I'm at work downloading a large (paid for) video game file, using Google Chrome. Well, it's actually only 5Gb, but the download speed is really slow - it looks like it'll not be finished until tomorrow.

But I have to go home later!

What can I do? What happens if I just leave the computer on? It'll go into sleep, no? And that'll break the download, no?

Can I force the computer to stay on (not sleep) and also lock it and have the download continue?

Should I just pause it in Chrome?

Any other ways of handling it?

Your thoughts and experience on this topic would be much appreciated.

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April 9, 2014 2:41:13 AM

Go into Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options, Change Power Settings, Put the Computer to Sleep - Never. This is for Windows 7. The close it and leave the PC. You can come back next day and it'll be still running.
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April 9, 2014 2:44:21 AM

I presume you're running some type of Windows os? You can disable sleep mode from control panel/power options/change plan settings.

Edit: i was too slow it seems :ange: 
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April 9, 2014 2:46:57 AM

i7Baby said:
Go into Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options, Change Power Settings, Put the Computer to Sleep - Never. This is for Windows 7. The close it and leave the PC. You can come back next day and it'll be still running.

Great, thanks a lot for your quick reply!
About locking the computer:
Can I do what you suggest ("Go into Control Panel, etc.) then lock the computer too?

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April 9, 2014 4:13:30 AM

Billy Pilgrim said:

Great, thanks a lot for your quick reply!
About locking the computer:
Can I do what you suggest ("Go into Control Panel, etc.) then lock the computer too?



Yes. All the tasks that are left on will be running on the background.
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April 9, 2014 3:13:28 PM

What do you mean 'lock the computer'?
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