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Windows 7: How to stop tasks from waking up PC?

20 Aug 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
How to stop tasks from waking up PC?

One of my PCs keeps waking up from standby, with no input from me. I have set things so that the (home) network and devices (keyboard/mouse) should not do this, but I still have the problem.

I ran this in a CMD window

powercfg -lastwake

and got the result in the screenshot.

I don't necessarily want to turn this kind of update (though Windows Media update could certainly be removed), but I can't see a way in Scheduled Tasks, or in Services, to turn of the 'Wake up PC to run this task' option.

Could anyone please advise what I need to do (in this specific case, and also generally, for future reference)?

Thank you.

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20 Aug 2018   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

You should be able to stop this by going to Control Panel / Power settings. Click on the link for advanced power settings. Then expand the listing for Sleep. Under the Sleep listing there is an option for disabling / enabling wake up tasks. This should allow you to stop the auto wakeups.
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20 Aug 2018   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Great - so much more straight forward that what I had been attempting. Thank you.
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