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Awake is a tool, that resides in system tray and prevents the computer from entering the idle state, thus successfully preventing it from automatically entering sleep/hibernation/the lock screen.

To install Awake, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install awake --version 1.4.0

To upgrade Awake, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade awake --version 1.4.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'awake'
    $url = ''
    try { 
      $installDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" 
      Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$installDir"
      Start-Process (Join-Path "$($installDir)" "$($packageName).exe")
      Write-ChocolateySuccess "$packageName"
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure "$packageName" "$($_.Exception.Message)"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'awake'
    try {
      $installDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" 
      $awakeFile = (Join-Path "$($installDir)" "$($packageName).exe")
      Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.Path -like $awakeFile} | Stop-Process -Force
      Write-ChocolateySuccess $package
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $package "$($_.Exception.Message)"

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This package has no dependencies.


Software Author(s)

  • DonGeatschos


Release Notes

Added Deactivate on LockScreen option, in the case a lock was intentional.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Awake 135 Thursday, August 14, 2014  
Awake 1.4.0 129 Thursday, August 14, 2014  
Awake 1.3.0 177 Tuesday, April 29, 2014  
Awake 1.2.1 126 Monday, April 28, 2014  
awake 1.2.0 145 Monday, April 28, 2014  

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