Here's a strange one!

  1. Posts : 253
    Windows 10 64 Bit

    Here's a strange one!

    Just recently I found that when I started one of my laptops (Win 10 Pro 64) when it reached the desktop display - suddenly my Desktop PC (Win 10 Pro 64) started up on its own

    Has anyone else had this experience? I seem to be getting minor quirks quite frequently recently, despite no changes in hardware - software or settings.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Its just happened again. I had just shut down both the above. After approx 5 minutes, I needed the laptop once again. I started it up - got to the screen prior to when I enter the password, and as soon as I pushed the spacebar on the laptop, this started up the PC
    Last edited by Skofab; 20 Jan 2018 at 18:51. Reason: Added Note
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  2. Posts : 25,093
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Do you use an Ethernet connection for the PC ?

    If so, look on the PC's Device Manager at the Properties of your Ethernet Controller. On the Power Management tab does it have 'allow this device to wake the computer' ticked?

    Your laptop is probably waking the PC by trying to connect to it, perhaps to verify the password (I suspect you may also be using a Homegroup).
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1709

    Could also be waking on detecting activity from the network, or waking by "magic packet".
    (If that's the case, you could consider yourself lucky as many people have no luck in getting this feature to work to wake other computers on their network. :) )
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  4. Posts : 253
    Windows 10 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    Hi Bree
    yes, you are right - unticking the box did the trick.:)
    Many thanks
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  5. Posts : 25,093
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

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