SLEEP Not Working In Batch File Posted on by Webmaster IT Support Forum › Forums › Windows › Windows 10 › Troubleshooting › SLEEP Not Working In Batch File Tagged: Batch Files, Command Prompt, Sleep, Timeout This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Webmaster 1 year, 1 month ago. Author Posts May 3, 2016 at 11:50 am #1824 WebmasterKeymaster If the SLEEP command doesn’t work in your batch file, this is because you need to install the Windows Resource kit. SLEEP doesn’t seem to be included in the commands for Windows 10 out of the box. The best way to fix this is to use the TIMEOUT command instead. To add a 1 second delay in your batch file, use this command: timeout /t 1 The TIMEOUT command is a bit more configurable than the SLEEP command and is therefore better to use in batch files. ❗ Note: TIMEOUT will not work on older operating systems (Pre Vista, I think). Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.