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1. What is Nightcap?

Nightcap is a power saving utility that puts your Windows PC to sleep after a period of inactivity.

2. How does Nightcap work?

Nightcap quietly monitors any mouse or keyboard activity on your PC in order to determine when to put your computer to sleep. Once you stop interacting with your computer, Nightcap takes notice and after a prolonged period of inactivity, it displays a warning message that your computer is about to enter a deep state of rest. You can easily dismiss this message by moving your mouse or pressing a key.

3. Why Nightcap? – A Brief History

Your Windows Desktop uses a lot of power and having it on when no one is using it is wasteful and can make for costly power bills. So, you probably already have configured your PC to sleep by going into the Power Plans system settings, but perhaps you noticed that your Windows desktop stays awake regardless of what power options you choose or tweaks that you make.

That is what happened to me. I spent countless hours tweaking system settings and scouring forums for tips, but nothing worked. I would come into my office in the morning to find the naughty little machines, wide awake. Sometimes I would see my PCs powering down but then waking up moments later by an invisible force. I had enough and wanted to solve this problem once and for all. That is why I wrote Nightcap. Since I created Nightcap, my PCs are always in a sleep state when not in use.

4. Doesn’t Windows already have “Power Plans” to put my computer to sleep?

Yes, but often these power settings “don’t take” and you spend  hours of troubleshooting to figure why. Nightcap provides a better solution by putting your computer to sleep on time, every time. (See Why Night – Brief History).

5. What are the system requirements?

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

The following prerequisites are required:

  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64)

6. How much does it cost?

Nightcap is 100% free! It also comes with absolutely no warranty.

7. Where can I download Nightcap?

You can download Nightcap here.

8. Where can I go to provide feedback or get support?

File support tickets and make feature requests by going to the link below:

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