If you are looking for a way to stop your computer from automatically waking up during sleep mode, continue reading below.
Many users prefer to put their computer into sleep mode when they stop work so that they can pick up where they left off the next time. But, as you may have noticed, especially if you have Windows 10, the computer sometimes wakes up from sleep on its own without any reason.
In this step-by-step guide, I’ll show you how to stop your computer from waking up from sleep on its own, and how to determine which process is causing it to do so.
How to stop Windows 10 from waking up from sleep.
To prevent your Windows 10 PC from waking up from Sleep mode, follow these steps:
Step 1. Disable wake timers in power settings.
1. Type edit power plan in the search box, and then click It’s open
2. press Change advanced power settings.
3. Expansion Sleep and install Allow alarm timers for Delete for both On the battery and Networked. press OK when done.
Step 2. Do not allow devices that can wake your computer.
If your computer wakes up at random times, it could be due to one of the following devices that can wake up your computer:
Network adapters (Ethernet and Wi-Fi)
Human Interface Devices (USB Keyboard)
Mouse and other pointing devices (Mouse, Touchpad)
A. Find out which devices can wake your computer:
1. It’s open Command line as administrator and to see which devices can wake your computer, issue the following command:
2. Note which devices are allowed to wake your computer and proceed to restrict them as shown below.
B. Prevent devices from waking your PC:
1. go to Device Manager and open it Characteristics of each device listed in the above command output.
2. Yes Power management tab, remove the mark option Allow this device to wake the computer.
* Note for network adapters only: Remove the mark option too Just let the magic package wake up the computer.
Step 3. Disable the “Wake up to install updates” scheduled tasks.
Now go ahead and don’t let Windows 10 wake up to automatically check for and install updates.
1. Enter the following in the search field: task scheduler
2. It’s open Task scheduler
3. Switch to: Task scheduler library > Microsoft > Windows > Installation of the service.
4. Delete the following tasks:
- WakeUpAnd ContinueUpdates
Step 4. Disable automatic maintenance tasks.
Automatic maintenance tasks help maintain the health and performance of your Windows computer by keeping Windows and applications up to date and scanning your system for malware.
To disable Automatic Maintenance tasks on your Windows 10 PC:
1. Enter in the search field technical service and open Safety and maintenance.
2. Expand and click Maintenance Change the supply settings.
3. Remove the mark option Let Scheduled Maintenance wake up my computer at a scheduled time and press OK. *
*Note: Alternatively, you can keep this setting on and set a different time for automatic maintenance.
How to determine which other processes are causing your computer to wake up.
Step 1. Check which wake-up timers are active (enabled).
A wake-up timer is a scheduled task that forces your computer to wake up from sleep mode at a specific time. To find active wake timers that can wake your computer from sleep mode:
1. It’s open PowerShell as administrator. For this:
- Enter the following in the search field: powershell
- Right click enabled Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
2. To view active wakeup timers in PowerShell, enter this command:
4. See which scheduled tasks are now “Ready”.
5. It’s open task scheduler and navigate to the specified task path of each “Ready” task and remove the mark option Wake up the computer to complete this task inside Conditions settings.*
* For example, to disable the “Wake up for this task” setting AC power download task:
a. go to Task scheduler library > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator
b. find the AC power installation select a task in the right pane and double-click on it to open the task Characteristics,
c. Yes Conditions tab, remove the mark the Wake up the computer to complete this task box.
Step 2. Find out what other processes can cause your computer to wake up automatically.
If your computer continues to wake from sleep after following the steps above, try to find the cause in the event viewer.
1. press at the same time Windows + R buttons to open the run command window.
2. Enter the following in the Run command window: eventvwr.msc press Enter.
3. In Event viewergo to Windows logs > System.
4. press Filter the current log.
5. Select in Event Sources Power – troubleshooting and press OK.
6. If you’re lucky, you’ll find in Wake Source which service or program is waking up your computer.
7. If you know which application/process is causing your computer to wake up from sleep, you can tell your computer to ignore application requests using the following command: *
*Note: replace theApplication name“ With the executable file of the program that wakes up your computer in the above command.
For example: If you want to stop Google Chrome (chrome.exe) from waking up your computer, enter the following command:
Enter the same command without to remove the restriction execution.
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