How to prevent Mouse/Keyboard from Waking Windows in Windows 10/8/7?

Most Windows PC users prefer to use Sleep and Hibernate features in their laptop or notebook. In fact, most of them use Hibernate feature most of the time to quickly resume their work. Although Hibernate feature is enabled by default on Windows 10, you can enable or disable the Hibernate feature on Windows 10/8 machine.

When the computer or notebook is in a Sleep state, you can wake it by moving your mouse or pressing any key from the keyboard. But, you might want to prevent the mouse/keyboard from waking up your computer or laptop from an accidental mouse movement or a keypress.

If you don’t like to wake your machine from a mouse or keyboard, you can disable this feature with a few mouse clicks. Once you disable or turn off waking up from the mouse and keyboard, you need to press the power button to wake up your PC.

This post will guide you to prevent the mouse/keyboard from waking the Windows machine from Sleep mode in Windows 10/8/7.

How to prevent Mouse/Keyboard from Waking Windows in Windows 10/8/7?

If you want to block waking up Windows PC from Sleep mode using mouse or keyboard, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start Menu or button and search for devmgmt.msc or device manager.

Step 2. In the available search results, click the devmgmt.msc or device manager.

Step 3. In the list of hardware categories, expand the Keyboards to prevent from waking your computer.

Step 4. Double-click on the Keyboard device to open its properties.

Step 5. Switch to the Power Management tab.

Step 6. Uncheck the checkbox “Allow this device to wake the computer.”

Step 7. Finally, click the OK button.

Once you complete the above steps, Keyboard will not wake Windows on your PC.

Step 8. If you want to prevent the mouse from waking Windows machine, expand the “Mice and other pointing devices.”

Step 9. Double-click on the Mouse device entry to open its properties dialog.

Step 10. Switch to the Power Management tab.

Step 11. Uncheck the checkbox “Allow this device to wake the computer.”

Step 12. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the above steps, Mouse will not wake Windows on your PC.

Note: If you don’t find the option on your keyboard or mouse entry, this feature is not supported by your keyboard or mouse. Buy a new keyboard or mouse, or try to update the drivers.

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