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Windows 7: Computer wakes for WMC Update

30 Dec 2009   #1
pdskep

Win 7 64-bit
 
 
Computer wakes for WMC Update

Every few days my computer will wake from sleep in the middle of the night and to find out why I check lastwake from the command prompt and got this in attachment. I looked in WMC and didn't find any auto updating turned on. How do I turn this off? I really don't use WMC that much and don't need it waking my computer to update.




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30 Dec 2009   #2
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdskep View Post
Every few days my computer will wake from sleep in the middle of the night and to find out why I check lastwake from the command prompt and got this in attachment. I looked in WMC and didn't find any auto updating turned on. How do I turn this off? I really don't use WMC that much and don't need it waking my computer to update.
Hi Pdskep! Welcome to SevenForums! Try turning off Auto Updates by:

1. Go to Control Panel
2. In the Search Box at the top right, type Update
3. Under Windows Update click Turn Automatic Updating On or Off.
4. Under Microsoft Update, untick the box, which says Give me Updates for Microsoft Products................

Put your PC to sleep and see if it still Wakes.

ZeshanA
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30 Dec 2009   #3
pdskep

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

Hi thanks Zeshan. I missed step 4 before, but I still want updates, just not for it to wake my computer. Is there a way around that? Thanks
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30 Dec 2009   #4
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdskep View Post
Hi thanks Zeshan. I missed step 4 before, but I still want updates, just not for it to wake my computer. Is there a way around that? Thanks
This will only AFFECT updates for Microsoft Products (E.G. WMC). You can choose if you want Windows to ask you before installing updates.

ZeshanA
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31 Dec 2009   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Open Media Center, go to Tasks, General, Automatic Download Options, Uncheck "Automatically download Windows Media Center data between the following times", Then Click Save.
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31 Dec 2009   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go to Device Manager > double click Network adapter > double click your network device > Power Management tab > uncheck " Allow this device to wake the computer" > OK.
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04 Jan 2010   #7
pdskep

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice all. I have done all of these things and I still have the same issue. It only happens maybe once a week. Not a huge deal, just very annoying.
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04 Jan 2010   #8
pdskep

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeshanA View Post
Hi Pdskep! Welcome to SevenForums! Try turning off Auto Updates by:

1. Go to Control Panel
2. In the Search Box at the top right, type Update
3. Under Windows Update click Turn Automatic Updating On or Off.
4. Under Microsoft Update, untick the box, which says Give me Updates for Microsoft Products................

Put your PC to sleep and see if it still Wakes.

ZeshanA
Interestingly this option(4) doesn't seem to exist anymore.
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