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Screensaver, Sleep, Workstation Lock, and Power-Save Disabling Since I see this question asked again and again, and the simple answer isn't always given (or at least, only half of it is), I'm posting this for reference. To disable Power-saving, Workstation Locking, Screensavers, etc., all that's needed is a call to SetThreadExecutionState. No need for timers, nor for emulating mouse or keyboard input. Just make a call to that API once to disable any locking/sleeping/screensaverin'. When you're done, make another call to it with the proper parameters (this part is important), and everyth