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Windows 7: Computer wakes up from standby - why?

01 Aug 2012   #1

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Computer wakes up from standby - why?

My computer occasionally wakes up from Standby.
I have a USB-based KVM switcher providing mouse and keyboard. When I want to put it in Standby, I first switch the switcher to my other computer, then I go into Standby by pressing the power button. When I want to use the computer again, I first switch the switcher back to the computer, then press the power button.
Waking up from Standby spontaneously is not a major problem, as it is set to go back to Standby after several minutes. But I'm curious as to what might be happening.
Any ideas?

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01 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

This tutorial may help. From personal experience, start with the internet waking the computer.
Give attention to step 4 and 5
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums
The Vista solution is the same as for Seven.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Thanks, Richard.
This tutorial was very interesting. I wonder if there's a similar one specifically for Windows 7, or if anyone out there would like to create one.
I'll try the various things in the tutorial. If any of them reveals a source of wakeup, then I'll mark this thread as solved. Otherwise, I'll ask for more help.
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01 Aug 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I do most of my work in Vista and am very Familiar with the Vista Tutorials. I am also familiar with the great tutorials here, but could not find that specific one. I am sure another member will post the tutorial if it exists.

EDIT: Ill contact someone who will know for sure.
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01 Aug 2012   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello MeepMeep,

The tutorial above still applies to Windows 7 as well. However, if you like the tutorials below may be able to also help ID what may have woke the computer up.

Lastwake Command


Devices - See Devices that are able to Wake Up the Computer

Hope this helps for now,
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