Windows 8.1 - Which programs are preventing your PC from sleeping

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Windows 8.1 - Which programs are preventing your PC from sleeping


Some applications (file downloader, maintenance tools or video players) can prevent your PC from going in Sleep/Standby mode. To identify these apps, follow the below procedure:
Published by jak58. Latest update on August 27, 2014 at 01:48 PM by jak58.
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