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Windows 7: How to stop mouse from waking up sleeping computer

12 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How to stop mouse from waking up sleeping computer

Hello chaps,

I have had this problem before and I googled the answer, and it told me to go to device manager, select the mice section, right click -> properties everything there, go to the power management tab, and deselect 'allow this device to wake up the computer'.

And it worked 100%. However, I recently installed USB 3 drivers and the problem has started again. I know 100% that this is due to the new drivers because when I type 'powercfg lastwake' into the command prompt, the offending device is listed as the Intel USB 3 eXtensible Host Controller.

However, the problem is, that when I select the properties of this driver in device manager, there is NO 'power management tab'. I have checked all the mice drivers, and 'allow to wake' remains deselected. Furthermore, my usb dongle for the mouse is NOT in a usb 3 socket. wtf?

TLDR: how do I stop a driver from waking up my computer if there is no 'power management' tab for it in device manager?

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12 Apr 2015   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

In Device Manager there are there devices listed under Human Interface Devices?
If so, what happens if you uncheck these?
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12 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

hey buddy thanks for your answer.

There are loads of devices under human interface devices. I just went through them all though, not a single one has 'allow this device to wake computer' checked so there is nothing for me to uncheck.

Any other ideas?
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12 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcplums View Post
Any other ideas?
If I'm understanding your question (ran out of coffee this morning) then you may want to take a look at Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer and look at Option Two.
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12 Apr 2015   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

markaz you are a champ. option 2 worked great. Turned out to be a keyboard usb receiver driver that had 'allow to wake comp' checked. Now my keyboard is microsoft and my mouse logitech, but I'm thinking perhaps the microsoft keyboard receiver was detecting mouse movement signals (its receiver for both mouse and keyboard) and turned on the comp. Presumably the logitech and microsoft receivers are looking for similar signals.

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