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

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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:
  3. 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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    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.
  5. What do you mean 'lock the computer'?
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