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why do my downloads pause when my iMac on sleep mode?

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why do my downloads pause when my iMac on sleep mode?

i have an iMac OS X 10.8.2

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Re: why do my downloads pause when my iMac on sleep mode?

Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working. So downloads stop because the hard drive stops.

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Re: why do my downloads pause when my iMac on sleep mode?

mc.mbjones thank you very much! now understand bit more how its work... but how do i stop it from going to sleep mode? please help Smiley Happy

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Re: why do my downloads pause when my iMac on sleep mode?

Sorry for the very delayed response, i have been very busy! I assume you are on Windows 7??? OK, if you are on Windows 7 go to Start button>Control Panel>System and Security>Power Options and then on the left hand side click Change when the computer sleeps.

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Re: why do my downloads pause when my iMac on sleep mode?

Hey! mc.mbjones

Thank you very much Smiley Happy i have it work it out!