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How to permanently disable Sleep Mode in Windows 8.1

Description: This is an overview showing you how to permanently disable sleep mode in Windows 8.1.

  1. Tap the Windows + X key on your keyboard and select Control Panel from the menu that comes up on the bottom left of the screen.
    Windows Start Menu, Control Panel
  2. Select System and Security and select Change when the computer sleeps under Power Options.
    Windows Control Panel, System and Security Windows System and Security, Change Power Options
  3. Click on the drop down arrow next to Put the computer to sleep: and move it to Never. Select Save changes.
    Windows Power Options, Save Settings
  4. You have now configured your machine to never go to sleep!