How to universally prevent all devices from waking Windows 10?


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #1

    How to universally prevent all devices from waking Windows 10?


    Hello,

    I'm a fairly advanced Windows user, but, I'm having difficulty figuring out if there's an in-built way to do this, or if someone out there has already found a registry hack or something to allow it.

    I have a lot of USB devices, and several computers. Each computer also has more than one USB root hub.

    I've found that if I take MOUSE_A and plug it into a USB port on my desktop, then I can go into the Device Manager and uncheck the "Allow this device to wake" option, and that's all fine, but then, if I take MOUSE_A out and plug in MOUSE_B, that option becomes checked again. Also, if I take MOUSE_A and plug it into a different USB port on a different root hub, that option becomes checked again.

    When you have a dozen different USB devices sharing four computers and each computer has at least two root hubs, that ends up being like, 50ish times I need to go into the device manager to uncheck that stupid option.

    So... here's the goal:

    I want all of my Windows 10 computers to ONLY wake from hitting the power button. USB devices of any kind, whether they exist now or will be invented tomorrow, will not wake the computer under any circumstance. Network activity of any kind will not wake the computer under any circumstance. Any other device that isn't USB (Bluetooth, ESATA, etc.) will not wake the computer under any circumstance. The only way to wake the computer is to hit the power button on the chassis.

    Can it be done? Registry hacks are fine. All help appreciated. Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 35,412
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, there may be no way to do exactly what you want- but perhaps someone will suggest one- meanwhile have you seen this?

    power management - How to disallow USB devices to wake the computer by default in Windows 7 - Super User

    If you were to extend this such that the script were run any time a USB device was connected, then you might achieve what you want.
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  3. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #3

    Alas, if only there was a simple solution for that. There's not.

    I'd start with Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

    If a new device may slip through the cracks also see How to Prevent Your Computer From Waking Up Accidentally to chase it down.

    G'luck :)
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  4. Posts : 143
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #4

    You could disable wake from USB in the Bios......
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  5. Posts : 217
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    enigma101 said:
    You could disable wake from USB in the Bios......
    +1 I have it disabled on my laptop
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