Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Windows 8 randomly waking up?

After installing Windows 8 on one the of PC's in the house we found it was randomly waking up. It turns out the mouse was staying on, and Windows was allowing it to wake the PC, someone walking past the desk was enough to trigger this.

The solution is quite simple thankfully. Have a look in Device Manager for you mouse (Under Mouse and other pointing devices). Open the properties and in the Power Management Tab deselect the "Allow this device to wake the computer".

 Exit out of everything and the problem should be solved.

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