How to prevent your computer from waking up in Windows 10

Putting your PC to sleep is a smart way to conserve energy while also ensuring you can easily resume working. Yet what will you do if your PC continues to wake itself up? In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to accidentally prevent your computer from waking up in Windows 10.

Prevent your computer from accidentially waking up in Windows 10

To accidentally prevent your computer from waking up in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

View the last event which woke up the Computer

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and then click the Command Prompt option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Command Prompt option, the following screen will appear.

Type the following command into the Command Prompt editor.

powercfg -lastwake

So the output will be as follows.

You can also view the wake-up events as follows.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Event Viewer in the search box and then click the Event Viewer option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Event Viewer option, the following screen will appear.

Navigate to the following path from the left side of the screen.

Event Viewer (Local) > Windows Logs > System

Then right click the System option and a menu will pop out as the following image is showing.

Select the Filter Current Log option as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Then click the Filter tab. Select the Power-Troubleshooter from the Event sources drop down and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Then it will show the following events.

Stop computer from waking up accidentally

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and then click the Command Prompt option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Command Prompt option, the following screen will appear.

Type the following command into the Command Prompt editor.

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

It will show all the devices that will allow the computer to wake up accidentally as the following image is showing.

Now, this procedure will cover how the keyboard will stop the computer to wake up.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Device Manager in the search box and then click the Device Manager option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Device Manager option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Right click on the Keyboard driver and choose the Properties option as highlighted in the above image.

Click the Power Management tab. Then uncheck the Allow this device to wake the computer checkbox and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Open the Task Scheduler. Find the task for which you don’t want to wake up the computer. Right click on it and choose the Properties option as the following image is showing.

It will show the following dialogue box.

Click the Conditions tab and uncheck the Wake the computer to run this task checkbox. Then click the OK button as highlighted within the above image.

One more option to prevent the computer from waking up is through the Power Options.

Right click on the icon of battery and choose the Power Options option as the following image is showing.

It will show the following screen.

Click the Change plan settings option as highlighted in the above image. Then the following screen will appear.

Click the Change advanced power settings option as highlighted in the above image. It will show the following dialogue box.

Click the Sleep option. Then click the Allow wake timers and choose the Disable option. After that, click the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to accidentally prevent your computer from waking up in Windows 10.

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