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Windows 7: Windows Media Center Updates - Enable or Disable Waking Computer

01 Nov 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Media Center Updates - Enable or Disable Waking Computer

How to Enable or Disable Windows Media Center Updates to Wake Up the Computer

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10 Oct 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jupitergirl View Post
Hi, I checked my system to find out why it is waking up and this appears to be the problem EXCEPT... the "wake computer to run this task" box is unchecked already. As far as I am aware I am the administrator as it is the only account on the PC and I assume it wouldn't show me the options or at least they'd be greyed out but with the box checked.

So slightly confused as to why this task runs and wakes the computer even though the box is unchecked... any other ways around this?

Cheers.
Hello Jupitergirl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you also post back with what it had for this wake source in Event Viewer?

Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log


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10 Oct 2012   #11
bg17

Windows 7 Home Premium *upgrade*
 
 

Not at that pc now (at work), but I had an entry that was just "mcupdate" and another that was "mcupdate_scheduled". Not sure now if "_scheduled" was within a "mcupdate" folder, but it looked like two separate entries to me.
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10 Oct 2012   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you bg17. Looks like Microsoft added another task for it in some update. Tutorial has been updated for this one.


Jupitergirl,

Please try the tutorial again with the update (step 8) for the other mcupdate_scheduled task.
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10 Oct 2012   #13
jupitergirl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink and bg17,

Yes, this was the problem: mcupdate_scheduled. I have now unticked the wake if asleep box - so hopefully problem solved!!

Thank you both for your help
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10 Oct 2012   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news. I'm glad it worked for you.
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23 Nov 2012   #15
perkinw

Windows 7
 
 
I get to the last step but...

...but the check boxes are grayed out. The box labeled "wake the computer to run this task" is indeed checked, but I cannot uncheck it! I am logged in as a user with administrative privileges on Windows 7 Home edition. Anyone else having this problem?
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23 Nov 2012   #16
perkinw

Windows 7
 
 

Never mind, I figured it out. Double click mcupdate_shceduled and then select the Conditions tab. The boxes are checkable and uncheckable.
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15 Dec 2013   #17
newpgm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Brink,

U R the Man (Alien?) - mcupdate_scheduled was waking my PC.

Thanks again for yet another assist
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15 Dec 2013   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome newpgm. I'm glad it could help.
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