Preventing Windows 11 sleeping when Mac screen locked

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by NateL4, May 9, 2023.

  1. NateL4

    NateL4 Bit poster

    Hi there. When I lock my MacBook (with the power button), Parallels is doing something to Windows that means my Windows applications stop running. I've checked every setting I can think of. Power modes are all set to 'Never' or equivalent in Windows, there are no screensavers set, no obvious culprits in either Windows 11 settings or Control Panel.

    Is there something I'm missing? What I want to be able to do is quickly lock my Mac, walk away for a coffee, then unlock my Mac and carry on using my Windows apps. Windows itself continues running fine, but the main application I'm using is behaving like the Windows machine has been locked or stopped, meaning I have to relaunch it every time.

    Thanks in advance for any pro tips. I'm using Parallels for Mac Version 18.2.0 (53488), with Windows 11 Pro as a guest OS on version 22H2 and build 22621.1555. Mac is a MacBook Air M2 2022 with 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, running macOS 13.3.1 (22E261).
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