i like using sleep, as i am on and off the computer all day. but for some reason, i can not find anywhere this option is available to me. the computer is a HP Compaq nc8430, that has had windows 7 professional installed onto it. is the no sleep thing part of the pro edition software? i have tried changing power plans, and going into the link to change power settings that are unavailable. but there is just nothing there. i hate waiting for the system to boot up every time i want to do a quick research or check mail.