How to stop mouse movement from waking the computer?

  1. Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Home

    How to stop mouse movement from waking the computer?

    I don't want my computer to wake from Sleep when the mouse is moved. I went to Computer Management > Device Manager > Mice > HID-compliant mouse > Properties > Power Management and unchecked "Allow this device to wake the computer". However moving the mouse still wakes the computer. How can I prevent this?

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  2. Posts : 68,829
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello coffent,

    Verify what is reported as the wake source.

    See Wake Source in Windows 10

    Sometimes, it could be shown as a USB hub instead.

    In addition, check your power management settings in BIOS to see if there are any wake options to disable for this.
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  3. Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the advice, Brink.

    Here's the result of the command prompt:
    C:\Users\CHS2>powercfg lastwake
    Wake History Count - 1
    Wake History [0]
    Wake Source Count - 1
    Wake Source [0]
    Type: Device
    Instance Path: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A2AF&SUBSYS_09981028&REV_00\3&11583659&0&A0
    Friendly Name: Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)
    Description: USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller
    Manufacturer: Generic USB xHCI Host Controller

    I'm not sure how to interpret that, but it's clear to me that it's the mouse that wakes the system, since the system stays in sleep mode until I move the mouse, then it wakes up.

    I checked the BIOS, and there is a setting that prevents any USB device from waking the system. I enabled that, and indeed it does prevent the mouse from waking the system, but unfortunately it also prevents the keyboard from waking it as well. Nevertheless, I'd rather have the system this way than before - so thanks!

    However, I have to ask, what's the point of having the choice under Device Manager of preventing the mouse from waking the system if it doesn't do what it claims it will do?
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  4. Posts : 68,829
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    It's how the mouse is connected that could be used instead of the mouse name. For example, USB hub,

    If you like, you could try disabling the specific USB device name for the mouse mentioned as the wake source.

    Allow or Prevent Devices to Wake Computer in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    I'll give that a shot tomorrow. Thanks again.
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  6. Posts : 111
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1

    SOLUTION to fixing wireless mouse waking computer from sleep. I know this is an old thread but wanted to share what fixed this for me in case it might help someone. I fought this problem for months. I have (one) Logitech wired keyboard and (one) Logitech wireless mouse. In device manager under 'keyboards' Windows lists 2 devices - HID keyboard device and Logitech HID compliant keyboard. Under 'Mice and other pointing devices' it lists 2 devices -HID compliant mouse and Logitech HID compliant unifying mouse. If you uncheck 'allow this device to wake computer' on everything but Logitech HID compliant keyboard, the mouse will no longer wake computer. I feel the same scenario would probably work for those of you who use a Microsoft cordless mouse. I tested this even further by connecting a no-name wired mouse instead of the wireless one. Of course that mouse woke computer until I unchecked the box in power management. This issue seems to happen when either a Microsoft or Logitech unifying receiver is in the scenario. It does not happen when both keyboard and mouse are plain old wired devices. In that case Windows identifies only one mouse and one keyboard.
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  7. Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Thanks lgentry. I have a Microsoft wired keyboard and a Logitech wireless mouse. Under Device Manager>Keyboards it lists two "HID Keyboard Device"s and the Microsoft keyboard. Unchecking the "Allow this device to wake the computer" for the two HID keyboards fixed the problem as you suggested. Weird that one must prevent "keyboards" from waking the computer to in fact prevent the mouse from waking it.
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