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Laptop Wakes Up From Sleep Mode By Itself #5414041 04/26/20 08:47 PM
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My new laptop with Windows 10 will wake itself up when it's in "Sleep Mode". Does Widows 10 do this for some reason, like checking for updates or running a virus scan even though the computer is sleeping? My Windows 7 machine never did this ... when it was asleep it stayed asleep until I woke it up manually.

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Windows 10 will wake to install updates. There was a way to disable it but when I attempted to do it recently it gave me some error and wouldn't let me change the setting.

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Check Task Scheduler. You should be able to disable that or change when it happens.

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Originally Posted by blufeb95
Windows 10 will wake to install updates. There was a way to disable it but when I attempted to do it recently it gave me some error and wouldn't let me change the setting.


I found that setting in Windows Updates and adjusted it to a narrow window, but the computer was still waking itself up outside the time window I set.

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Check Task Scheduler. You should be able to disable that or change when it happens.


Thanks ... I'll go see if I can find Task Scheduler and look into the settings.

Re: Laptop Wakes Up From Sleep Mode By Itself [Re: ZeeOSix] #5414114 04/26/20 10:16 PM
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Ok, so I went into Task Scheduler (talk about settings galore on stuff I've never heard of), and did see some tasks that were checked "Wake the computer to run this task". What a mess. Maybe I'll just leave it alone since I have the computer to go back to sleep after 45 minutes.

Couple of examples below.

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You finally got me to look into how to get this done.
I had to download PsTools from SysInternals and from the directory I extracted PSTools into I ran "psexec.exe -i -s %windir%\system32\mmc.exe /s taskschd.msc" from an elevate command prompt. Then I was able to disable all the "Wake the computer to run this task" options on all the UpdateOrchestrator tasks.

Re: Laptop Wakes Up From Sleep Mode By Itself [Re: ZeeOSix] #5414305 04/27/20 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ZeeOSix
My new laptop with Windows 10 will wake itself up when it's in "Sleep Mode". Does Widows 10 do this for some reason, like checking for updates or running a virus scan even though the computer is sleeping? My Windows 7 machine never did this ... when it was asleep it stayed asleep until I woke it up manually.

wondered about that myself ,only my PC does that , guess i know why now thanks

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There are a couple of simple command line commands (run a command prompt as administrator):

powercfg -lastwake

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powercfg -waketimers

I had a long standing issue with this happening, turned out the solution was to disable the ethernet adapter from being able to wake the pc (via device manager).



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Re: Laptop Wakes Up From Sleep Mode By Itself [Re: ZeeOSix] #5414457 04/27/20 10:01 AM
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Sad to say that McAfee is probably the worst apps that you can add to your laptop.
It is a resource hog.


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Yep … just removed it when my son was trying to speed up my laptop that has spent very little time on the net.
(I’m mainly on my company Dell or an iPad like now)

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Originally Posted by JMJNet
Sad to say that McAfee is probably the worst apps that you can add to your laptop.
It is a resource hog.


Yeah, it came loaded on this Dell laptop. Free 1 year full subscription. I plan on removing it at some point and just going with Windows Defender.

Re: Laptop Wakes Up From Sleep Mode By Itself [Re: blufeb95] #5432544 05/18/20 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by blufeb95
Windows 10 will wake to install updates. There was a way to disable it but when I attempted to do it recently it gave me some error and wouldn't let me change the setting.


run in an admin command prompt: powercfg.cpl
change plan settings
change advanced power settings
sleep
allow wake timers
setting: disable

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Originally Posted by Ed_T
Originally Posted by blufeb95
Windows 10 will wake to install updates. There was a way to disable it but when I attempted to do it recently it gave me some error and wouldn't let me change the setting.


run in an admin command prompt: powercfg.cpl
change plan settings
change advanced power settings
sleep
allow wake timers
setting: disable


My laptop is waking up from Sleep Mode every 3 hours. I went into settings yesterday and disabled the "Sleep > Allow wake times", but it shows that it still woke up one time last night. "Plugged in" was set to 'Enabled' before I changed it. Need to track down whatever else is triggering a wake-up from Sleep Mode.

Any more ideas what where else to check to find out what's waking it up at night?

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I think Win10 also defaults to defragging the HDD every week, which it'll do during off-peak hours.

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Originally Posted by uc50ic4more
I think Win10 also defaults to defragging the HDD every week, which it'll do during off-peak hours.


I disabled disk defrag since I have a SSD. So something else is still waking it up from Sleep Mode.

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